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Younus Doubles Up As Pakistan Hit 570

Younus Khan
Younus Khan passed 8,000 Test runs and hit his fifth Test double-century
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Pakistan 570-6 dec. (Younus Khan 205) v
Australia 22-1
Second Test, Abu Dhabi, day two

Younus Khan hit his fifth Test double-century as Pakistan declared their first innings on 570 for six on day two of the second and final Test against Australia, who closed on 22 for one in reply.

Younus, who also became the third Pakistani to reach 8,000 Test runs, made 213 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq (101) also reached three figures.

After Pakistan declared, Australia lost the wicket of Chris Rogers to compound another difficult day against a dominant Pakistan on top of their game.

Resuming on 304 for two, Pakistan added 101 runs in the first session for the loss of Azhar Ali, who fell for 109.

He was caught by David Warner - keeping wicket after Brad Haddin suffered a shoulder injury - off the bowling of Mitchell Starc.

Warner had missed a stumping chance shortly before Azhar offered a leg-side chance that was taken.

After lunch, Younus continued on his way, joining Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad in scoring 8,000 runs for Pakistan and shortly after Misbah had reached his sixth century, he popped an easy catch back to Steve Smith.

He had made 101 in 168 balls with 10 fours and a six and he fell shortly before tea, which was taken with the score reading 517 for four.

Leading Test run-scorers for Pakistan

Javed Miandad: 8,832

Inzamam-ul-Haq: 8,830

Younus Khan: 8,143

Mohammad Yousuf: 7,530

Salim Malik: 5,768

Zaheer Abbas: 5,062

Younus reached his double-century and made it to 213 in 349 balls when his vigil came to an end when he was bowled trying to hit Peter Siddle across the line.

Pakistan batted on, however, Asad Shafiq making 21 and Sarfraz Ahmed 19 not out before, with around an hour of play remaining in the day, they decided they had enough runs on the board.

Starc finished with two for 86, Mitchell Johnson one for 59, Siddle one for 75, Nathan Lyon one for 154 and Smith one for 41.

Warner then set off quickly with the bat, hitting the first two balls of the innings for four and then adding another for good measure at the end of the first over.

However, Imran Khan would have some measure of revenge when he had Rogers caught by Sarfraz for five.

The catch only just carried to Sarfraz and his departure saw Lyon sent out as nightwatchman and with bad light bringing about an early end to proceedings, he did his job, remaining unbeaten on one alongside Warner (16 not out).

Pakistan lead the series 1-0 after a 221-run victory in the first Test in Dubai.

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