Cricket world erupts over 'never-before-seen' anomaly

Pakistan continue to find new ways to get out.

Yasir Shah has gone viral for all the wrong reasons in the third Test against New Zealand.

The leg-spin star had a horror moment while running between wickets on Day 3 in Abu Dhabi, run-out in comical fashion.

Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed nudged a ball into the outfield and called Yasir back for a second run.

Yasir Shah was run out in comical fashion. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI / AFP / Getty Images)

However Yasir lost his shoe as he was turning back for the second.

Instead of calling ‘no’ to Sarfraz, he continued on without his shoe and was run-out by a mile.

His shoe was well out of the crease. Image: Cricingif

Sarfraz was filthy with his teammate, dropping down to his knees and putting his hands on his head.

Sarfraz Ahmed reacts after dismissal of teammate Yasir Shah. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Fans watching on couldn’t believe the hilarious moment, with a number saying they’d never seen such a dismissal.

New Zealand’s spinners curtailed Pakistan’s lead to 74 runs despite Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq scoring centuries on the third day of the series-deciding third and final Test.

Pakistan were cruising along at 3-286 on the back of double-century stand between Azhar (134) and Shafiq (104) before New Zealand came back strongly to bowl out the home team for 348 after tea on Wednesday.

Debutant Will Somerville (4-75) had to wait until his 22nd over for his first test wicket when Azhar top-edged the tall off-spinner and Ajaz Patel (2-100) dismissed Shafiq to trigger Pakistan’s collapse.

However, openers Tom Latham (10) and Jeet Raval (0) yet again faltered as the visitors finished the day at 2-26 with New Zealand still trailing by 48 runs.

Yasir (1-5) had Latham caught in the deep and will be needing only one wicket on Thursday to become the fastest bowler in Test history to complete 200 Test wickets.

Incidentally, Pakistan got the same first innings lead in the first Test at the same venue before losing narrowly by four runs. Pakistan levelled the series at 1-1 with a resounding innings and 16-run victory in the second Test in Dubai.

New Zealand came back strongly in the last session with Babar Azam (14) played onto Somerville immediately after the break. Ross Taylor took a sharp reflex catch to dimiss Bilal Asif (11).

with AAP