Younis Khan had a marvellous Test series against Australia © Getty Images
Younis Khan had a marvellous Test series against Australia © Getty Images


Before the start of the two-Test series against Australia, Younis Khan was at 7,610 runs in 91 Tests at an average of 51.41. He was already at loggerheads with the board for his ouster from the 50-over format. Abhijit Banare looks at some statistical achievements which reassured that Younis remains one of the greatest Pakistan batsman ever.

25 – Younis Khan equaled Inzamam-ul-Haq’s record of most centurions in Test matches by a Pakistan batsman. But he soon surpassed that with a century in the next innings and became the leading Test centurion. He followed it up with one more in the second Test to make it 27.

3 – Number of centuries Younis Khan has against Australia. At the start of this series, Younis had never scored a Test hundred against Australia.

1 – First Pakistani to score a hundred in each innings of a Test outside Pakistan. After his 106 in the first innings of the first Test, Younis  became the first Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all Test playing nations.

9 – Younis  became the ninth batsman to score a century in each innings of a Test match against Australia.

184 – The score at which Younis became the third Pakistan player to cross the 8,000 run-mark. Younis achieved this feat on Day Two of the second Test. Only Inzamam-ul-Haq (8,829) and Javed Miandad (8,832) have more.

2 – Younis became the second batsman after Herbert Sutcliffe to score centuries in three consecutive innings against Australia. Sutcliffe had created the record.

10 – Younis in the second Test achieved his 10th 150plus score. He joined Javed Miandad as batsmen with most 150+ scores for Pakistan. However, in the overall list he is too far down with Sachin Tendulkar on top with 20.

4 – Younis  is the fourth Pakistan batsman after Zaheer Abbas, Mudassar Nazar and Mohammad Yousuf to score three centuries in consecutive innings.

56 – Number of century partnerships Younis Khan has been involved in for Pakistan since his Test debut. During this tenure, Pakistan have had 152 century partnerships. However, the number drops down to 123 if only matches involving Younis Khan is taken in to account.

1,835 – Younis holds the record of most runs scored at a neutral venue in tests. Younis averages 55.60 and has eight centuries, six fifties to his name.

(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on @AbhijitVirgo)