Younis Khan has been a stalwart for Pakistan for a very long time and even now continues to be a vital cog in their Test match setup. While not exactly known for his exploits in the ODI format, he has played some innings to remember. One such knock came in the Asia Cup 2008 against arch-rivals India when Younis mastered the challenging chase of 309 runs against India. With the Asia Cup 2016 ready to pit India and Pakistan together again it might be a good time to reflect on this masterclass of an innings. The pace at which the innings was structured was exemplary. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup T20 2016 Match 4 at Dhaka

Following a team effort from the Indians which saw them score 308, Pakistan had a great start and Younis ensured he took his side past the line by compiling a fine century. He was determined in taking Pakistan home and did so by staying at the crease till the very last ball. His unbeaten 123 came off just 117 balls. He was assisted in the chase by Misbah-ul-Haq who steadied the ship with a sedate unbeaten 70.

Younis’ knock included just one six but 11 fours. He looked comfortable against the spinners and the seamers. Younis’ innings was a reminder that he could take control of the game regardless of the format in question. His fluency meant Pakistan got past the line with 27 balls to spare and eight wickets in hand. The Indians were fully outclassed by a man who was at the peak of his determination. It was a fantastic knock overall and bears greater significance because it came against India.

Younis batted with typical elegance but showed the intent to go aggressive every now and again in a bid to remind the bowlers that he was in command.