Saturday 13 October 2007 

Younus Hits Century As Pakistan Hold On For Draw

South Africa 357 (Prince 63, Kallis 59, Boucher 54) &

305 for 4 declared (Smith 133, Kallis 107 not out) drew with

Pakistan 206 (Akmal 52, Ntini 3-42, Harris 3-57) &

316 for 4 (Younus 130, Akmal 71) in Lahore

South Africa win the two-match series 1-0


Younus Khan hit a century, his second of the series, as Pakistan fought hard and avoided defeat against South Africa on the final day of the second test in Lahore.


Younus, who at the start of play was unbeaten on 48, moved to 107 by the lunch break before he was caught behind off Jacques Kallis after a 161-run partnership with Kamran Akmal (71) was broken when Akmal was bowled by Paul Harris in the morning session.

Inzamam-ul-Haq, who needed six runs to finish as all-time leading test run scorer for Pakistan in his last match before retirement, was stumped off the bowling of Paul Harris for three, leaving him three short of the record, and Pakistan in danger of collapsing before Shoaib Malik (20 not out) joined Mohammad Yousuf (63 not out) at the crease and with no further wickets, and no real intent from Pakistan to chase the target of 457, the two captains shook hands.

The draw means that South Africa win the series 1-0 after they won the first test in Karachi by 160 runs.

© Cricket World 2007

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