Tuesday 4 December 2007 

Younus Century Helps Save The Game For Pakistan

India 616-5 declared (Jaffer 202) & 184-4 declared v
Pakistan 456 (Misbah 161no) & 214-4 (Younus 107no)

Match drawn: India lead the three-match series 1-0

Younus Khan's century kept Pakistan afloat on the final day of the second Test against India as the match ended in a draw after the away side were set an unlikely 345 to win.

India declared their second innings on 184 for four and when Pakistan lost four wickets for 78, including Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq who had been promoted, India would have been thinking of a victory.

However, Younus came together with Mohammad Yousuf to steady the ship and stall India's victory charge. The pair shared an unbeaten stand of 136 to keep India at bay.

The result marked a good comeback for Pakistan, who looked down and out on days one and two before Younus repeated his trick of scoring a century to save a game as he had against South Africa.

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