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Younis Khan: Meet Pakistan's first-ever cricketer who reached 9000 Test runs

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 October 2015, 18:56 IST

Pakistan's senior batsman and former captain Younis Khan on 24 October became the country's first-ever cricketer to reach 9,000 runs in Tests. The right-hander had recently become Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Tests after surpassing Javed Miandad's long-standing record of 8,832 runs.

The veteran cricketer, who is the seventh quickest to achieve the feat, reached the milestone in his 103rd Test match while playing against England in the second Test of the series in Dubai. The right-handed batsman pushed England leg-spinner Adil Rashid for a single to achieve the unique feat just after tea.

In the first Test, Younis was also involved in the crucial 67-run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez (51) in the second innings to put Pakistan on top after bowling out England for 242 runs.

Apart from the runs galore, the Mardan-born batsman also holds numerous other records for Pakistan. He is only the third Pakistani cricketer to score 300 or more runs in an innings. He has scored a whopping 30 hundreds - most by a Pakistani player in Test cricket.

Like Imran Khan, he is most remembered for his leadership as he led Pakistan to victory during the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. Younis is also the only Pakistani batsman to have scored a hundred against all Test-playing nations.

In the 102 Tests (barring the ongoing Pakistan vs England Test in Dubai), Younis has scored 30 hundreds and 29 fifties at an impressive average of 53.92. Also, in the 264 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) he has played, Younis has notched up seven hundreds and 48 half-centuries so far.

First published: 24 October 2015, 18:56 IST
 
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