Digging Pakistan of a hole, Younis Khan slams 25th century against Australia in first Test.
On day 1 of the first Test against Australia, Pakistan were struggling at 7 for 2 in the fourth over. That’s when their most experienced player, Younis Khan, came to the middle. The 36-year-old veteran Pakistani batsman hit a record totaling 25th Test century, at a time when Pakistan needed it the most. Owing to Khan’s 106, Pakistan ended the day at 219-4. The match is being played in Dubai, UAE.
Younis fell prey to Mitchell Johnson, who scalped his 3rd wicket of the day, before the end of play. This hundred now puts him level with former Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, who holds the national record for the most number of Test centuries. Khan brought up his hundred in style as he lofted Nathan Lyon over long-on to get his 25th century.
At the post-match press conference, Younis Khan said, “When you play with your heart, things go your way and I am proud to be the first Pakistani to score hundreds against all countries and to equal the great Inzamam’s record.”
This milestone is more special since it comes in the backdrop of Younis being dropped from Pakistan’s ODI team, a few months before the World Cup 2015, that is to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Misbah-ul-Haq supported Khan at the crease as he ended the day at an unbeaten 34.