India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 3rd day December 10, 2007

Yousuf-Younis break partnership records

Cricinfo staff
Stats highlights for the third day's play in Bangalore

  • During their 72-run stand for third wicket, Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan became the most prolific pair for Pakistan in Tests. They have now scored 3080 runs together, surpassing the 3013 runs that Yousuf and Inzamam-ul-Haq made in 57 innings.

    Most prolific Pakistan pair in Tests
    Batsmen Innings Runs Average runs per dismissal 100/50
    Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan 40 3080 81.05 9/12
    Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Yousuf 57 3013 56.84 10/13
    Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad 42 2325 59.61 6/14

  • Younis and Yousuf also became the most successful pair against India, beating the 1325 runs scored by Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes. Younis and Yousuf have added 1372 in nine innings against India, at an astounding average of 171.50.

    Most prolific pairs in Tests against India
    Batsmen Innings Runs Average runs per dismissal 100/50
    Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan 9 1372 171.50 6/2
    Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes 30 1325 45.68 2/6
    Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas 13 1137 103.36 4/3

  • India conceded 70 extras in the field on Monday, and are two short of beating the record for the most extras conceded in an innings. West Indies currently hold the mark; they conceded 71 extras against Pakistan in Georgetown, Guyana in 1988.

  • Dinesh Karthik had a torrid time behind the stumps for India. Karthik, who played as a specialist wicketkeeper for this Test in Mahendra Singh Dhoni's absence, gave away 31 byes, the most for an Indian wicketkeeper in an innings. Budhi Kunderan had conceded 29 byes against England in Kanpur in 1964.

  • Pakistan's chances of avoiding the follow-on were boosted by the unbroken 81-run stand between Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq. Their 207-run partnership rescued Pakistan in the first innings in Kolkata, and they have so far added 379 runs in the series, the most by any pair.

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