Younus becomes first person to score a century in all 11 countries

Published: January 5, 2017
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Younus Khan celebrates after reaching his century. PHOTO: REUTERS

Younus Khan celebrates after reaching his century. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan veteran batsman Younus Khan became the first cricketer to score a century in all 11 countries after his first ton Down Under in the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

Indian batsman Rahul Dravid also scored centuries in all countries apart from the United Arab Emirates.

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He also climbed to sixth spot in the list of most 100s in Test cricket, equaling the records of Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, and Mahela Jayawardene with his 34th ton.

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  • Singh
    Jan 5, 2017 - 1:37PM

    Congratulations Younus Khan on this achievement.Recommend

  • Ban BCCI
    Jan 5, 2017 - 3:23PM

    Younus Khan is the greatest batsmen of all time. Period.Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 5, 2017 - 5:01PM

    Congratulations to our great Khan, Please retire after this match. In our cricket history, all greats perform in last match to reserve seat for next series. Recommend

  • Ali, D
    Jan 5, 2017 - 5:11PM

    The most irritating thing about this series is, this Australia side is one of the most average test sides of the past 20 years, and like normal we’ve made them look better then they are, through poor concentration in batting, and the meekness of people like shah and riaz, who instead of looking angry, smile at the batsmen even when they’ve been smashed around the ground, it wouldn’t surprise me if in the one day series they don’t beat the record England set last summer?!Recommend

  • MrKam
    Jan 5, 2017 - 5:52PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    But Younus already scored 246 at an averages 61.50 in this dreadful series. Isn’t it a good performance as only Azhar Ali with 395 score is in the front? (Which is infact the highest series score ever by a Pakistani batsmen in Australia). Recommend

  • Syedliyakethussain
    Jan 5, 2017 - 6:22PM

    I congratulate younis for his 34th knockRecommend

  • Syedliyakethussain
    Jan 5, 2017 - 6:24PM

    I congratulate younis for his 34th centuryRecommend

  • M.S.
    Jan 5, 2017 - 6:31PM

    @MrKam:
    Minus his performance of this innings and then calculate average. My point is that he did not do anything to save last two test matches. Recommend

  • M.S.
    Jan 5, 2017 - 6:44PM

    @MrKam:
    No doubt he is better than other Pakistani batsmen but is it enough? With his exprience and reputation he should have been best in both sides. Recommend

  • MrKam
    Jan 5, 2017 - 9:37PM

    @M.S.:
    Minus his 34 centuries then his career average will not be 53 but rather something in upper 30s. The best about average is that you have to calculate all the innings unfortunately. What if all the other batsmen had put in a little effort then the result of this series would have been something else. Recommend

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