Younus Khan test centuries make history in Australia
On Thursday Younus Khan Test centuries made history as he became the first to have centuries in 11 countries.
Khan smashed his 34th century against Australia in Sydney at the cricket ground of the rain-affected third test-day. Thus, he tied Sunil Gavaskar, Mahela Jayawardene, and Brian Lara at the 6th place in the all-time list. Rahul Dravid stands to hold centuries in all 10 full-member Test nations. Dravid has 36 centuries while Sachin Tendulkar is the highest Test-century holder (51 centuries in 200 Test matches).
His numerous records
Clive Lloyd aged 40, is the last batsman older than Younis Khan, aged 30 to score a century in Australia in 1984. Even overall Younus is the 6th oldest visiting batsman to score a century in Aussie land. Khan is also the third-oldest at the SCG after Jack Hobbs and Warwick Armstrong. Younus had been dengue-fever-sick last year at the hospital. However, he is in his life’s best shape with average of over 50 in Tests at home and neutral venues. This, itself, is a very proud score to have than numerous others.
Moreover, there are very few who have scored Test hundreds in the modern era like Younus. He has a 6.05 ratio of innings per Test century which is the best in the modern world. Even his 6th double century at the Oval last year has made him a record holder with Javed Miandad. His centuries to fifties ratio is 1.06 that is now changed to 11 of his last 15 fifties to hundreds. Thus, this is also the second-highest among 41 batsmen who have scored 20 or more centuries. It’s only Don Bradman who is better with a 2.23 ratio than Younus. Younus now has 34 centuries and 32 fifties in Test cricket.
Furthermore, he has his famous double-century against India in India. It led Pakistan to victory in 2009’s world Twenty20 series is also a great accomplishment. Now, he is closing to the 10,000 runs milestone as he has 9,789 runs in 114 matches. There stand only 12 batsmen to pass this milestone ever.
The innings of his recent record have been dedicated to the students of The Citizens Foundation (TCF). He also promises to donate his bat to TCF in Steel Town, Karachi after he meets the 1000-runs-test cricket milestone.