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Younis Khan Betters Sir Donald Bradman After Magnificent Oval Knock

Younis Khan Betters Sir Donald Bradman After Magnificent Oval Knock

Younis Khan is on top of the records chart in Pakistan’s cricket history. He is the leading run-getter for Pakistan in Tests and he has scored the most centuries for the team in Tests. At the age of 38, Younis smashed yet another century as Pakistan seized the initiative in the fourth Test against England at The Oval.

During his 32nd century, Younis achieved a unique feat as he bettered Sir Donald Bradman, the greatest batsman in cricket. Here are some of the achievements by Younis after the end of play on day two

39 – The number of international centuries by Younis Khan (both ODIs and Tests combined), putting him level with Mohammad Yousuf. Younis has 32 centuries in Tests and seven in ODIs while Yousuf had 24 centuries in Tests and 15 in ODIs.

1 – The number of times Younis Khan has been dismissed in the nervous nineties in Tests, which is the least by a Pakistani batsman. Only Sir Donald Bradman has a better record with 0. Bradman never got out in the 90’s in Tests

30 – Consecutive times Younis Khan has converted a score of 90-plus into a hundred, which is the most by any batsman. He bettered the mark set by Bradman, who did this 29 times. Younis was last dismissed in the 90’s in 2001 against New Zealand in Auckland

4 – Number of centuries by Younis against England in Tests, putting him joint-second in the list among Pakistani batsmen. Mohammad Yousuf has six centuries against them while Saleem Malik also has four against them.

15 – Number of centuries scored by Younis Khan away from home, the most by a Pakistani batsman breaking Inzamam-ul-Haq’s mark of 13. He is 10th in the all-time list

32 – Number of Test centuries by Younis Khan, joining former Australia captain Steve Waugh, who has a similar number. He is 10th on the all-time list of Test century-getters, with Sachin Tendulkar leading the pack.

 

Source: NDTV

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