Tuesday 24 February 2009 

Younus Joins Legends Of The Game With Triple-Century


Younus Khan became the 20th man to score a triple-century in Test cricket when he reverse swept Muttiah Muralitharan for three runs on day four of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.

Younus joins compatriots Hanif Mohammed and Inzamam-ul-Haq in reaching the milestone, passing his previous Test-best score of 267.

His 16th Test century ensured that Pakistan avoided the follow-on after Sri Lanka declared on 644 for seven after Mahela Jayawardene, himself a triple-centurion against South Africa in 2006, and Thilan Samaraweera, scored double-centuries.

Top Scores In Test Cricket

400* BC Lara Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's 2003/04
380 ML Hayden Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth 2003/04
375 BC Lara Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's 1993/94
374 DPMD Jayawardene Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 2006
365* GS Sobers Sabina Park, Kingston 1957/58
364 L Hutton Kennington Oval 1938
340 ST Jayasuriya R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 1997
337 Hanif Mohammad Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 1957/58
336* WR Hammond Eden Park, Auckland 1932/33
334 DG Bradman Headingley, Leeds 1930
334* MA Taylor Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar 1998/99
333 GA Gooch Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood 1990
329 Inzamam-ul-Haq Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 2002
325 A Sandham Sabina Park, Kingston 1929/30
319 V Sehwag MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai 2007/08
??? Younus Khan Pakistan v Sri Lanka Karachi 2008/9

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