The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Yasir Shah smacked a maiden Test century and Babar Azam made 97 as a stubborn Pakistan kept their slim hopes alive in the second Test against Australia.
Record-breaking Yasir Shah had to share the day's honours with NZ skipper Kane Williamson as the third Test heads towards a gripping final day.
Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the fastest cricketer to take 200 Test wickets, breaking an 82-year-old record on the fourth day of the third Test against New Zealand.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah does not know much about Clarrie Grimmett but is aware that he has a strong chance of shattering his record.
Pakistan have beaten New Zealand in the second Test on the fourth day in Dubai, levelling the three-match series at 1-1.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took three wickets in an over to leave New Zealand rattled at lunch on the third day of the second Test in Dubai.
Pakistan's leg-spinner Yasir Shah struck in his first over to keep New Zealand down to 81-3 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed warned his ace leg-spinner Yasir Shah will attack a depleted and new-look Australia.
Pakistan suffered a stinging setback ahead of their Test tours of Ireland and England after key leg-spinner Yasir Shah was ruled out with a hip bone injury.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed the key wicket of Dinesh Chandimal to leave Sri Lanka fighting to avoid defeat in Abu Dhabi.
Yasir Shah has become the fastest spinner to 200 Test wickets beating the record of Australian great, Clarrie Grimmett.
Kane Williamson's fighting half century led NZ in the third and final Test as Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the quickest bowler to take 200 wickets in Test cricket history.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah is set to become the fastest to reach 200 Test wickets in the series-deciding third and final Test against New Zealand.
Pakistan's head coach Mickey Arthur says that Yasir Shah's 14-wicket haul in the second Test against New Zealand featured some of the best leg-spinning ever seen.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah wrecked New Zealand with a career best eight wicket haul as Pakistan sniffed victory on the third day of the second Test in Dubai.
Yasir Shah led a double-barrelled attack of spin and pace to leave Pakistan sitting comfortably on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand.
Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is confident leg-spinner Yasir Shah and medium pacer Mohammad Abbas can combine to tame "tough" NZ in the first Test.
Zimbabwe have won the toss and opted to bat against a reinforced Pakistan bowling attack in the third one-day international.
Australia BBL team Brisbane Heat have secured the services of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah if they need to replace one of their overseas internationals.
Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah became the joint second fastest bowler to claim 150 Test wickets on Day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.
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