Pakistan’s Younis Khan has completed 10000-run landmark in Test cricket during the first Test against West Indies in Kingston. He is the first Pakistani ever to achieve this milestone and the 13th overall.
Younis scored 58 runs off 138 balls with 5 fours and a six in the first innings. He required only 23 runs before this Test to complete 10000 runs. The moment came when he swept Roston Chase for a boundary on the second ball of the 48th over just after tea break. He brought up his 33rd half-century in 114 balls.
Younis has now 10035 runs in 116* Tests (208 innings) at an average of over 53. He is the sixth fastest in terms of innings played among the thirteen to complete five figures in Tests.
The 39-year old became Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in Tests in October 2015 against England at Abu Dhabi. He surpassed Javed Miandad’s tally of 8832 runs.
The ongoing Test series will be Younis Khan’s last even though he informed after day one of first Test that he might change his decision, but decided to stay firm a day after.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com