A Record-Breaking Day For Younus Khan

Younus Khan drives against Sri Lanka
Younus Khan broke a plethora of records during century on day one
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Israr Ahmed Hashmi reflects on a record-breaking day for Younus Khan, whose century helped set Pakistan up for a strong performance on day one against Sri Lanka in Galle..

Younus Khan was once again involved in an epic battle against the Sri Lankan bowlers yesterday, not only did he lead Pakistan to a respectable total towards the end of the day (261 for four) but also he broke some international and national records as well. Here is a list of all the records made by Younus Khan on day one:

2nd Highest Test Centurion

When Younus reached his 24th Test century, he became the second highest century-maker for Pakistan in Tests, level, with the legendary Mohammad Yousuf and just one behind Inzamam-ul-Haq.

Most Test Hundreds for Pakistan

Inzamam-ul-Haq 25, Younus 24*, Mohammad Yousuf 24, Javed Miandad 23, Saleem Malik 15, Hanif Mohammad/Ijaz Ahmed/Zaheer Abbas 12.

7500 Club

Younus Khan, in his 90th Test, became the fourth Pakistani and 35th overall to have scored 7500+ Test runs.

Other Pakistanis are: Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf

Getting it Quick

Younus is now the fifth quickest Test batsman to score 7500 Test runs, jointly with Sachin Tendulkar.

Quickest to 7500 runs (in terms of matches)

Gary Sobers/Virender Sehwag 84, Mathew Hayden 87, Sunil Gavaskar/Rahul Dravid/Kumar Sangakkara 88, Brian Lara/Mohammad Yousuf 89, Younus Khan/Sachin Tendulkar 90.

Topping the Charts

Younus is now involved 51 100-run partnerships in Tests - the most by a Pakistani batsman, surpassing Javed Miandad who was involved in 50 century-partnerships. Rahul Dravid leads the overall table with 88 century stands.

Most runs for Pakistan

Younus is now third on the list of most runs by a Pakistani batsman in Tests leaving behind Mohammad Yousuf (7530 runs) and just behind Inzamam-ul-Haq (8829) and Javed Miandad (8832).

Most runs for Pakistan (in Tests)

Javed Miandad 8832, Inzamam-ul-Haq 8829, Younis Khan 7532*, Mohammad Yousuf 7530, Saleem Malik 5738 (at the end of day one).

100-run partnerships

The partnership between Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq was broken at 100 runs exactly – third time for the pair. This is however a world record for a batting pair combining exactly 100 runs in a partnership for the most times.

100 away from home

This was Younis Khan’s 17th Test century away from home – easily a record for a Pakistani but he is now fifth on the overall list.

Most centuries away from home (in Tests)

Sachin Tendulkar 29, Jacques Kallis 22, Rahul Dravid 21, Ricky Ponting/Sunil Gavaskar 18, Younus Khan/Brian Lara/Graeme Smith/Steve Waugh 17, Kumar Sangakkara 15.

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