Younis Khan becomes the first to reach 10,000 Test runs for Pakistan

 . Last updated on April 24, 2017, 6:07 PM
Younis Khan becomes the first to reach 10,000 Test runs for Pakistan
The moment for celebration for Younis Khan as well as Pakistan. Khan air-punching reaching 10,000 test runs.
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Younis Khan, known for his test batting reached a crucial milestone on the first inning of the first match. It was not only for the batsman, but for the team as well. Khan reached score of 10,000 test runs to become the first player from Pakistan to reach the feat. Before the match, he was 23 runs less, which he nicked by scoring 58 in the inning. For the last run before 10,000, he had to wait for about 15 minutes being on 9999 runs. He cracked a boundary on the fine leg to reach the record tally. The crowd was not that huge, but Khan raised his bat marking the achievement.

This could be a strong sign of Pakistan’s recovery in cricket, which hit its bottom before a couple of years. The player on the opposite end was Roston Chase, who bowled the delivery. Younis Khan played 208 innings to reach the score. He averaged over 53. There are only 13 batsmen who has reached the record mark and Khan came out as the sixth fastest in the lists. In an interview before the match, the senior player wanted to carry on with his 17 years long cricketing career. However, latter, the player confirmed that he would announce retirement after the series.

Since 2015, October, Khan has been on the top of scorers in Pakistan’s test circuit. Now reaching 10,000 runs, he is followed only by Javed Mindad, who tallied a total of 8832 runs. The senior player credited his achievement to his family members. He mentioned his father, mother, and Bob Woolmer as the major motivators. He rightly bestowed the honor to all of Pakistan and the nations achievement.

In the ongoing test, Pakistan is trailing by 85 runs with 6 wickets on hand. Previously, West Indies posed 286 as their first inning score. Apart from Khan, Babar Azam scored 72 to substantiate the chase. At the end of the third day, Pakistan was at 201 for 4.

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