Record breaking numbers from Younis Khan’s illustrious Test career

88.06 batting average of Younis against India, 3rd-best by any batsman with 1,000-run cut-off.

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Younis Khan will go down as the greatest Test batsman to have producer by Pakistan © AFP
Younis Khan will go down as the greatest Test batsman to have producer by Pakistan © AFP

8th batsman to have more centuries in Tests than half-centuries — Younis Khan, with a cut-off of 10 hundreds. Younis has 34 hundreds and 33 fifties, which makes him the player with the most hundreds among players who has more tons than half-centuries. The previous best was 30 centuries and 29 half-centuries by Matthew Hayden.

10,099 runs by Younis in Tests, the most by a Pakistani batsman and only player from the nation to touch 10,000-run mark. He is among the 13 players to have go past 10,000 runs tally in Tests.

13 hundreds at No. 3 batting position by Younis, the most by a Pakistani at this position. Azhar Ali is at second spot with 10 centuries, while the previous record-holder was Ijaz Ahmed (9).

279 runs — difference between Younis’ career runs in winning causes and others (lost, draw and tied matches). This is the 3rd-lowest difference among the players with a 10,000-run cut-off. Apart from two Australians — Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh — no one else has more runs in winning causes as compared to loses, draws and ties.

Player In wins In other matches Diff
Ricky Ponting 9157 4221 -4936
Steve Waugh 6460 4453 -2007
Younis Khan 4910 5189 279
Jacques Kallis 6379 6910 531
Alastair Cook 4869 6188 1319
Mahela Jayawardene 5173 6641 1468
Kumar Sangakkara 5449 6951 1502
Rahul Dravid 5131 8157 3026
Sachin Tendulkar 5946 9975 4029
Allan Border 3186 7855 4669
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 2955 8912 5957
Brian Lara 2929 9024 6095
Sunil Gavaskar 1671 8353 6682

51.75% conversion rate of Younis of fifties to hundreds (cut off: 25 or more 100s), the 4th-best rate after Don Bradman, Michael Clarke and Matthew Hayden.

Highest conversion rates (25 100s)
Player M 100 50+ Conversion
Don Bradman 52 29 42 69.0%
Younis Khan 118 34 67 51.8%
Michael Clarke 115 28 55 50.9%
Matthew Hayden 103 30 59 50.8%
Garry Sobers 93 26 56 46.4%

0 older players to reach 10,000 runs in Tests than Younis. At 39 years 146 days, Younis reached the landmark and broke the previous record of 37 years 250 days, held by Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

88.06 batting average of Younis against India, 3rd-best by any batsman with 1,000-run cut-off after Everton Weekes (1,495 at 106.78) and Andy Flower (1,138 at 94.83).

2nd-most time taken to complete 10,000 runs in Tests. Younis took 17 years 56 days to reach the milestone, the 2nd-most after Chanderpaul, who did it in 18 years 37 days.


50.51 batting average of Younis in 4th innings, best by a Pakistani batsman with 1,000 runs and 5th highest overall after Geoffrey Boycott (1,234 runs at 58.76), Sunil Gavaskar (1,398 at 58.25), Gordon Greenidge (1,383 at 53.19) and Graeme Smith (1,611 at 51.96). Younis scored 1,465 runs in 4th innings.

10 Man of the Match awards for Younis, the 3rd-most by a Pakistani cricketer after Wasim Akram (17) and Imran Khan (11). Younis has also received 4 Man of the Series award in Tests.

34 centuries by Younis in Tests, the most by any Pakistan batsman by far. The previous record was 25 by Inzamam-ul-Haq. Overall, Younis stands at joint 6th on the list of most Test hundreds.

2nd-most fours and sixes in Tests by a Pakistan batsman (where recorded) — Younis. He has hit 1,082 fours, going past Inzamam’s 1,105. Younis has also hit 70 sixes and stands at 2nd place, after Misbah-ul-Haq (81).

19 ducks for Younis, the most by a Pakistan batsman between Nos. 1 and 7. Overall, this is the joint 4th-most ducks at Nos. 1 to 7, after Marvan Atapattu (22), Michael Atherton (20) and Steve Waugh (20). Mark Waugh also has 19 ducks.

0 Pakistan players apart from Younis have scored Test hundreds against every other Test-playing nation. He is also the 12th player to achieve the milestone.

2nd batsman to hit 3 consecutive hundreds against Australia. Herbert Sutcliffe is the only other one to achieve this, in 1924-25.

5 hundreds by Younis in 4th innings, the most by any batsman. Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Graeme Smith have 4 each.

139 catches taken by Younis, 1st and only Pakistan outfielder so far to take 100 catches in Tests. Javed Miandad is at 2nd spot with 93 catches.

27 overseas hundreds by Younis, the most by any Pakistani batsman and 2nd-most by any batsman overall after Sachin Tendulkar (29).

6 double-centuries by Younis in Tests, joint-most for Pakistan along with Miandad. Overall, he is at joint 6th in the list of most double-centuries.


16th Pakistan cricketer to receive Wisden Cricketer of the Year award — Younis. He was named for this prestigious award along with Misbah in 2017; for the 3rd time in Pakistan cricket history two players received the award in the same year after 1968 (Hanif Mohammed and Asif Iqbal) and 1997 (Saeed Anwar and Mushtaq Ahmed).

0 number of cricketers to score hundreds in 11 countries apart from Younis Khan. These 11 countries includes Australia, Bangladesh, India, England, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, UAE and West Indies.

10 catches taken by Younis Khan in farewell Tests, the most by any Pakistani fielder in a 3-Test series. Overall, joint-most with Majid Khan, who held 10 catches in West Indies in 1976-77 series of 5 Tests.

8 captains have scored triple century in Tests and Younis is one of them. No other Pakistan captain have scored triple ton in Tests. He scored 313 against Sri Lanka in 2009. Other seven captains with triple hundreds in Tests are Bob Simpson (311 vs England in 1964), Graham Gooch (333 vs India at 1990), Mark Taylor (334* vs Pakistan in 1998), Brian Lara (400* vs England in 2004), Mahela Jayawardene (374 vs South Africa in 2006), Michael Clarke (329* vs India in 2012) and Brendon McCullum (302 vs India in 2014).

26 runs conceded by Younis once as a bowler in an over in Tests, the most by any Pakistan bowler. He bowled against Craig McMillan, who hit those runs at Hamilton in 2000-01. This is also the joint 4th-most runs gave away by a bowler in an over in Tests.

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