Younis Khan becomes first Pakistani to score 9,000 Test runs

Playing his 103rd Test match, Younis got to the landmark just after tea during second Test versus England

Web Desk October 24, 2015
Younis Khan plays a shot during the third day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and England in Dubai on October 24, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Days after Younis Khan broke Javed Miandad’s record of 8,832 runs in Test matches, the former skipper on Saturday became the first Pakistani batsman to reach 9,000 Test runs.

Playing his 103rd Test match, Younis got to the landmark just after tea, when he pushed England's leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a single.

Earlier, he was involved in a 67-run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez (51) in the second innings to put Pakistan on top after bowling out England for 242 in Dubai.

Younis holds several records for Pakistan in Tests. He is the only Pakistani batsman to have gotten a century against all Test playing nations.

Younis – in a league of his own

At one point, he was the only player to have an average of fifty-plus in all innings of a Test match. He has scored the most centuries (five) batting in the fourth innings and has the best average in the modern era in the fourth innings with 60.59.

The 37-year-old also holds the record for most hundreds by a Pakistani in Test cricket - 30 tonnes.

During the two-Test series against Australia in October 2014, Younis slammed 468 runs at an average of 156, including a magnificent 213 in Abu Dhabi. In the recent series against Sri Lanka, Younis slammed 171 as Pakistan chased down 382, their highest-ever chase in Test history to seal a brilliant 2-1 series win.

This article first appeared on NDTV


N K Ali | 5 years ago | Reply Congratulations, bravo, and viva Younis Khan! A godd achievement but if you want to continue in cricket speed up your footwork, build shoulder strength, and start hitting rather than playing stylish 'tuk tuk' cricket. Salamis
Fauzia Haider | 5 years ago | Reply A class act. A Gentleman and a cricketer in a class of his own. Bravo! Proud of you..
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