Younis Khan hit his fourth hundred in a row in the first Test against New Zealand    Getty Images
Younis Khan hit his fourth hundred in a row on day two of the first Test against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi Getty Images

Nov 11, 2014

Though Pakistan is dominating the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi, but Younis Khan, the high-scoring batsman was not happy. Younis on Monday wished his run of big scores had come in Pakistan where international cricket is suspended due to terrorism. Pakistan have been forced to play international cricket on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates since terrorist attacks on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009. Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test here

Younis missed his home crowds during his sequence of big scores, notching a century in each innings in the first Test against Australia in Dubai and then racking up 213 in the second in Abu Dhabi. He followed this with an unbeaten 100 in Pakistan’s mammoth 566-3 declared on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand. By close New Zealand had reached 15 without loss, still needing 352 to avoid follow-on. Younis said he missed home fans.

“It would have been fantastic had all this happened in Pakistan before my own people. It’s always a good feeling playing before your home crowd as I did in 2004 against India, then in the next two years so I wish it could happen again in Pakistan before my own people.” said an emotional Younis.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 566 for 3 decl. (Ahmed Shehzad 176, Younis Khan 100*; Corey Anderson 2 for 68) lead New Zealand 15 for no loss (Brendon McCullum 9*) by 551 runs.

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