0 Bowling figures by a visiting bowler in Asia better than Devendra Bishoo‘s 8 for 49. The previous best was Lance Klusener’s 8 for 64 against India at Eden Gardens in 1996. The previous best by a West Indies bowler in Asia was Andy Roberts’ 7 for 64 in Chennai in 1975. Bishoo’s figures are the best by any bowler in the UAE, eclipsing Saeed Ajmal’s 7 for 55 against England, which also came in Dubai in January 2012.
4 Figures better than Bishoo’s eight-for by a legspinner in Tests. Anil Kumble’s 10 for 74 against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla in 1999 is the best, followed by Abdul Qadir’s 9 for 56, Subhash Gupte’s 9 for 102 and Arthur Mailey’s 9 for 121. Bishoo’s returns are the fifth-best innings figures for a West Indies bowler in Tests.
1 Bowler who took 100 Test wickets in fewer matches than Yasir Shah’s 17 – George Lohmann, in 16 Tests. Charlie Turner, Sydney Barnes and Clarrie Grimmett also took 17 Tests to complete 100 wickets and, like Lohmann, achieved the milestone before World War II. Before Yasir, the best for Pakistan was by Saeed Ajmal, who took 19 Tests to reach 100 wickets.
456 Difference in runs in Pakistan’s two innings – the fifth-highest for any side in a Test. The difference is in fact the joint highest positive difference (first innings minus second innings) for any team. West Indies also had a difference of 456 – 590 in first innings and 134 in second innings – against India at Wankhede Stadium in 2011. The highest difference is 551 for Pakistan when they made 106 and 657 for 8 against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1958.
10.3 Bishoo’s strike rate in his 8 for 49 – the second-best for a spin bowler with an eight-for. Johnny Briggs’ strike rate of 7.2 in his 8 for 11 against South Africa in Cape Town in 1889 is the best.
16 Number of wickets that fell on the fourth day of this Test – the joint-most in a day in the UAE. Previously, 16 wickets had fallen on the final day of Abu Dhabi Test of 2011-12 between Pakistan and England and on the first day of the next Test of that series in Dubai.
31.5 Overs in which Pakistan were bowled out in their second innings – their joint second-lowest in the UAE. The previous instance when they were dismissed in fewer overs was against Australia in Sharjah in 2002-03, in 24.5 overs. In that Test, Pakistan were bowled out in 31.5 overs in the first innings.
46 Runs added by Pakistan’s last seven wickets, the lowest for them in any innings in the UAE. They collapsed from 77 for 2 to 123 all out.
300 Difference in Azhar Ali’s two innings of this match – 302 in first innings and 2 in the second innings – is the third-highest for any batsman in a Test. Hanif Mohammad had a difference of 320 (17 & 337) against West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58 and Bob Simpson had a difference of 307 (311 & 4*) in the Ashes Test at Old Trafford in 1964.
0 Previous instances when Yasir conceded more than 100 runs while taking a Test five-for. He conceded 121 runs for his five wickets in Dubai. In the previous six instances when he took a five-for, the most runs he had conceded was 96. In fact, in the seven other innings when he took four wickets, he conceded more than 100 runs only once.