Younis Khan Slams Third Successive Test Ton, Smashes Records

Updated: 31 October 2014 16:23 IST

Younis Khan did not have a single Test hundred against Australia before current two-match series started. Now the Pakistani legend has three on the trot and has joined of the greatest batsmen ever, in a rare club.

Younis Khan Slams Third Successive Test Ton, Smashes Records
A batsman's hattrick! Younis Khan raises his bat after scoring his third consecutive Test century. © AFP

Pakistan batting star Younis Khan became just the second batsman after England legend Herbert Sutcliffe to slam three successive centuries against Australia in a Test series. This rare feat was last achieved, by Sutcliffe, 90 years ago in 1925.

Younis' sparkling form with the bat was on display again as he tormented the Australian bowlers in the sweltering heat of Abu Dhabi to notch up his 27th Test ton on Day 1 of the second Test match on Thursday.

Younis' tally of 27 Test centuries in 93 Tests now equals Michael Clarke (93 Tests),  Graeme Smith (117) and Allan Border (156).

Younis, who started the series with a lot of speculation about his international future and without a single Test ton against Australia, has turned around his fortunes in a dramatic fashion.  

The in-form Pakistan batsman reached the three-figure mark with a shot straight over the bowler's head for a one-bounce four and looks set for a much-bigger score.

Several cricketers, current and former, took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to praise Younis' efforts.



Topics : Younus Khan Pakistan Australia Cricket
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