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Younis Khan scripts history, becomes first cricketer to score Test centuries in 11 countries

Pakistan Batting Stalwart Younis Khan Scripted History On Thursday As He Became The First Player In The History Of Test Cricket To Score Centuries In 11 Countries, Including The United Arab Emirates.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 05 Jan 2017, 02:20:39 PM
Younis Khan - File Photo

New Delhi:

Pakistan batting stalwart Younis Khan scripted history on Thursday as he became the first player in the history of Test cricket to score centuries in 11 countries, including the United Arab Emirates.

The veteran batsman registered his 34th century at the Sydney Cricket Ground on a rain-affected third day of the third Test against Australia, putting him level with greats like Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene and Brian Lara in the all-time list at 6th place.

Rahul Dravid is the only other cricketer to score centuries in all 10 full-member Test nations, with 36 centuries under his belt. 

Despite hospitalisation from dengue fever last year, the modern-day great of the game appears to have great fitness levels even at. He has a unique record of averaging above 50 in Tests played at home, away, and at neutral venues.

Few batsman in the modern era score or have scored Test hundreds as frequently as Younis. His innings per Test century ratio of 6.05 is among the best in the modern world. His sixth double century at the Oval last year is a record that he shares with Pakistan great Javed Miandad.

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First Published : 05 Jan 2017, 01:47:00 PM