India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 2nd day

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March 25, 2005

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Younis Khan: made the highest score by an overseas batsman in India © Getty Images
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  • Younis Khan's 267 was his eighth Test century, and easily the highest of the lot, beating the 153 he scored against West Indies at Sharjah in 2001-02. Younis has now scored 821 runs from 13 innings this season at an average of 63.15. He also established a new record for the highest score by an overseas batsman in India, going past Rohan Kanhai's 256. (Click here for Younis's career summary.)

  • Harbhajan Singh's haul of 6 for 152 was his 16th five-for, and his 14th at home. Quite surprisingly, as many as eight of those five-fors have come in the first innings. However, his second-innings stats are much better than his first-innings numbers, as you'd expect for a spinner - 92 wickets at 20.58 in the second, compared to 107 at 34.37 in the first. This haul also took Harbhajan's career tally to 199 - one more wicket, and he'll become the sixth Indian bowler to join the 200 club. (Click here for India's leading Test wicket-takers.)

  • Harbhajan's spin partner didn't have such a good time, though. Anil Kumble's figures of none for 159 are his worst bowling figures in a Test innings. In fact, this was only the third time he conceded more than 100 runs and went wicketless - the two previous occasions were both overseas - at Cape Town in 1996-97, and at Sydney in 1999-2000. (Click here for all the innings in which Kumble went wicketless.)

  • It was the first time in 25 Tests that Pakistan posted a total in excess of 500. The last time they did that was nearly three years back, against New Zealand in May 2002 at Lahore, when Inzamam-ul-Haq scored that triple-century to help Pakistan to 643. Shoaib Akhtar then blitzed through the New Zealand batsmen as Pakistan romped to victory by a whopping margin of an innings and 324 runs.

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