Double ton Younus helps Pakistan gain huge lead over England

Hosts will now have to score more than 214 runs to avoid innings defeat

Sports Desk/reuters August 13, 2016
Pakistan's Younis Khan celebrates reaching 150 during play on the third day of the fourth test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Oval in London on August 13, 2016. Younis Khan increased Pakistan's advantage in the fourth Test against England as he built on his overnight century at The Oval on Saturday. Pakistan were 417 for seven at lunch on the third day.

LONDON: Pakistan were all out at the stroke of Tea on third day of the fourth Test with a lead of 214 over hosts England, with veteran Younus Khan build on yesterday's century score and reached his sixth career double-ton on Saturday.

The veteran, the highest run-getter for Pakistan, completed his double century off 280 balls courtesy 29 boundaries and four maximums.

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Meanwhile, this is Younus' highest score in Tests outside Asia. Pakistan have stretched their overnight score to 492-8 with Younus and Mohammd Amir (14) on the crease.

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Pakistan moved on to 417 for seven and a lead of 89 runs over England on the third day of the final test at The Oval on Saturday.

Younus Khan was unbeaten on 147 at lunch after sharing a seventh-wicket partnership of 77 with Sarfraz Ahmed,  who was the only wicket to fall in the morning session, well caught by diving wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off Chris Woakes for 44.

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Pakistan, trailing 2-1 in the series, will look to extend their lead over the hosts who struggled to make the ball move around on a flat pitch with Woakes the pick of the seam bowlers.

Wahab Riaz was not out on one at the interval.


bharat | 6 years ago | Reply Brilliant work all round by Pakistan. I strongly feel Pakistan is among the top 4 candidates for next world cup
Khan Nasir | 6 years ago | Reply @سے Shaam (Hanafi): Thanks God Waqar is not the coach.
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