Younis Khan had crossed 8,000 Test runs against Australia in 2014    Getty Images
Younis Khan had crossed 8,000 Test runs against Australia in 2014 Getty Images

Veteran Younis Khan reached 1,000-run landmark against Australia, securing 1,024 runs at the end of Day Two of the third and final Test at SCG. Younis achieved this feat from 11 matches (21 innings). Azhar Ali and Younis fought back after Australia made early inroads, reducing Pakistan to 6 for 2. Younis, using all his experience, played a stunning innings of 64 not out at the end of Day Two. It was his 33rd half-century and 5th against Australia. If Younis reaches the three-figure mark, it will be his 5th hundred against them. However, Pakistan still trail by 412 runs, with three more days to go.

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In the previous Test series (in 2104) between these two teams, Younis had struck his fifth double-century at Abu Dhabi his first against Australia in the second and final Test. Younis had also hit twin centuries at Dubai in the series opener, eventually becoming the Man of Series for gifting Pakistan 2-0 win over Australia. As a matter of fact, Younis had played his first Test against Australia in 2002, at a neutral venue Sri Lanka. He had scores of 58 and 51 in the series opener, but Pakistan ended up losing the series 3-0.

All the same, on Day Two, Azhar and Younis added 120 for the third wicket, with Pakistan going into stumps at 126 for 2. Azhar, who got double-century at Melbourne, is unbeaten on 58. Moreover, Azhar is eight runs short of Mohsin Khan s 1984 record for most runs for Pakistan against Australia in a series.