LONDON: Younis Khan’s excellent double century took Pakistan right into a dominant place within the fourth Check towards England at The Oval on Saturday.
The veteran batsman’s 218 was the centrepiece of Pakistan’s 542 all out at tea on the third day in reply to England’s 328. Younis acquired wonderful help in a ninth-wicket stand of ninety seven from Mohammad Amir, who scored 39 not out.
Younis’s sixth innings of 200 or extra in Check cricket was a dramatic method for the 38-yr-previous to finish a run of low scores. He had managed simply 122 runs in six earlier innings this collection, with a better of 33 in Pakistan’s first Check win at Lord’s.
Younis’s 308-ball keep on the crease included 31 fours and 4 sixes. With this innings, Younis’s tally of complete variety of fours hit in his 108-match profession to date reaches to 1,027. Nevertheless, throughout this time span, the 38-yr-previous veteran has hit solely sixty four sixes.
Younis, who debuted within the yr 2000 beneath the captaincy of Saeed Anwar towards Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi, has been a mainstay in Pakistan’s center-order for over a decade.
He has been an integral half within the workforce submit-2003 World Cup and shaped a lethal batting mixture with Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf. They have been referred to as Pakistan’s “massive weapons”.
Younis’s heroics at The Oval immediately was his sixth two hundredth+ rating, making him stand at No. 9, shoulder-to-shoulder to with Pakistan nice Javed Miandad, within the record of batsmen with most double lots of in Check cricket.
Australia’s Sir Donald Bradman tops the listing by scoring previous 200 runs 12 occasions in his profession.
He’s adopted by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka with eleven 200+ scores, Brian Lara (West Indies, 9), Wally Hammond (England, 7), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka, 7), Marvan Atapattu (Sri Lanka, 6), Virender Sehwag (India, 6), Javed Miandad (Pakistan, 6), Younis Khan (Pakistan, 6), Ricky Ponting (Australia, 6) and Sachin Tendulkar (India, 6).
Younis is the one participant from the record who continues to function in worldwide Check matches.
His prime rating in Check cricket is 313, scored towards Sri Lanka in Karachi in 2009. Pakistan hasn’t performed a Check match on its soil since then.
Sachin Tendulkar leads the record with fifty one Check centuries. He holds the report to be the undisputed lord of Check cricket by enjoying 200 Check matches and sustaining a profession common of fifty three.seventy eight. One of the best is all the time seemed upon because the benchmark.
Younis might not be capable of match the category of Sachin, however nonetheless has made a reputation for himself ok to be standing at No. 9 on the record of most Check a whole lot.
He has thus far scored 32 Check centuries. Two extra tons and he’ll discover himself on the quantity fifth spot.
On the record, Sachin is adopted by Jacques Kallis of South Africa with forty five, Ricky Ponting (Australia, forty one), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka, 38), Rahul Dravid (India, 36), Sunil Gavaskar (India, 34), Brian Lara (West Indies, 34), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka, 34), Younis Khan (Pakistan, 32) and Steve Waugh (Australia, 32).
Younis is the one Pakistani to have scored 30+ Check tons of.
There have solely been 12 batsmen in cricket’s historical past to have scored previous 10,000 runs in Exams. A uncommon feat which symbolises temperament of a batsman in cricket’s 5-day format, none from Pakistan has ever completed so.
With 218 towards England at Kia Oval, Younis stands at 9,456 Check runs in 108 matches at a profession common of fifty three.seventy two. He wants 544 extra runs to have his identify included within the listing of those that have scored previous 10,000 runs within the recreation’s most-difficult format.
Because the England’s Check tour ends, Pakistan sit up for two Check match towards West Indies, two towards New Zealand and three towards Australia.
For Younis, the equation earlier than attainable retirement is straightforward: 544 runs to get in seven Checks. Will he be the primary Pakistani to take action?
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