Younis Khan makes history; first Pakistani to join 10,000-run club

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0 Number of players to reach the milestone of 10,000 Test runs at an older age than Younis Khan, who got there at 39 years and 145 days. The previous oldest was Shivnarine Chanderpaul who got there at 37 years and 254 days. Sunil Gavaskar, Allan Border and Steve Waugh also got there after their 37th birthdays.

116 Tests played by Younis to reach the landmark. Only Brian Lara (111) took fewer matches, while Kumar Sangakkara also played 115. In terms of innings, Younis comes sixth. The fastest in terms of innings were Lara, Sangakkara and Tendulkar (195 innings each). For Pakistan, Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq played more Tests than Younis, but scored over 1000 runs fewer than him.

0 Number of players to reach the milestone of 10,000 Test runs at an older age than Younis Khan, who got there at 39 years and 145 days. The previous oldest was Shivnarine Chanderpaul who got there at 37 years and 254 days. Sunil Gavaskar, Allan Border and Steve Waugh also got there after their 37th birthdays.

116 Tests played by Younis to reach the landmark. Only Brian Lara (111) took fewer matches, while Kumar Sangakkara also played 115. In terms of innings, Younis comes sixth. The fastest in terms of innings were Lara, Sangakkara and Tendulkar (195 innings each). For Pakistan, Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq played more Tests than Younis, but scored over 1000 runs fewer than him.
3 Batsmen to have scored a triple-century by the time they reached the 10,000-run club – Lara, Jayawardene and Younis. Sangakkara got one after he reached the milestone.

53.09 Younis’ average after he was dismissed for 58, the sixth-best when completing 10,000 runs (at the end of the match). Ricky Ponting had the highest average after the Test in which he reached the landmark – 58.72. Younis’ average is the highest among all Pakistan players to play more than 10 Test innings.

11 Countries in which Younis has scored Test centuries, including UAE – the only batsman to do so. He completed the set with his maiden century in Australia at SCG.

88.06 Younis’ average against India – his best against any opposition. He scored 1321 runs in 17 innings with five hundreds and four fifties, all between 2005 and 2007. Against all four subcontinent teams, he has a combined average of 63.25 – second only to Sangakkara (72.36) among batsmen with 3000-plus runs.

3 Bowlers off whom Younis has scored 300 or more runs – the joint-most by a batsman since 2001. Younis has 300-plus runs against Rangana Herath (334), Harbhajan Singh (332) and Anil Kumble (331). Hashim Amla is the other batsman to score those many against three different bowlers: James Anderson, Mitchell Johnson and Stuart Broad.

70 Sixes hit by Younis – the most among all batsmen at completion of 10,000 runs (at end of the match). Lara hit 69. Cook had hit only 10, the least. Younis is second on the all-time sixes list for Pakistan, behind Misbah’s 73.

5 Centuries in the fourth-innings for Younis – the most among all players. He scored 1454 runs when chasing at an average of 53.85. Only Geoff Boycott (58.76) and Gavaskar (58.25) had a better average in the fourth innings among the 27 batsmen who scored 1000-plus runs.

77.30 Younis’ average in the Tests than Pakistan won, is the third-highest among the 22 batsmen who scored over 4000 runs in wins. Only Don Bradman (130.88) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (78.16) are ahead of Younis. He averages 33.60 in lost matches and 57.35 in drawn Tests.