Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Younis at home in Sri Lanka

A stats review at the end of the second day in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle

Bishen Jeswant

August 7, 2014

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Younis Khan and Azhar Ali are the only players in Pakistan's squad to have made two centuries in Sri Lanka © AFP

5 Number of Pakistan players with two Test centuries in Sri Lanka - Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, Shoab Malik, Azhar Ali and now Younis Khan.

871 Number of runs Younis has scored in Sri Lanka, the second most by an away batsman, after Sachin Tendulkar.

4 Number of 50-plus partnerships for Pakistan's sixth wicket from 2011 - the fewest for any team. Their average sixth-wicket stand in this period (21.81) is the worst for any team. West Indies, who are next (29.14), have ten 50-plus partnerships.

196 The highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Sri Lanka. Younis' 177 is second. Five Pakistan batsmen have made 150-plus scores in Sri Lanka. The only overseas players with two 150-plus scores in Sri Lanka are Brian Lara and Stephen Fleming.

2 Number of players with two or more 50-plus scores while at No.8 for Pakistan. Abdur Rehman was the latest addition to this list when he made 50 in the first innings of this Test.

6 Number of times Pakistan have made a 450-plus score in their first innings of the first Test of an overseas tour. Of these instances, two were against Bangladesh.

9 Number of 150-plus scores Younis has scored. The Pakistan record is held by Javed Miandad, who has ten such scores, and the overall record by Sachin Tendulkar, who has 20.

6 Number of successive Pakistan batsmen, after the openers, with scores of 30 or more today, only their second such occurrence. The previous instance was also against Sri Lanka, in Karachi in 2009.

4,4,5,3,5 Number of wickets taken by Dilruwan Perera in his last five innings. He has 21 in this period at an average of 24.14. He is third on the list of highest wicket-takers in 2014, with 32 scalps.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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Posted by ABLcric on (August 8, 2014, 10:17 GMT)

Its time, someone do a good analysis of performance and contribution by 4 great Pakistan batsmen. Javed, Inzi, Yousuf, and Younis. Include their stats as well as quality of contribution such as scoring centuries in second innings (or fourth innings of the Test match, match winning batting contribution even if it is less than century, defiance on the face of defeat, staying on difficult pitches while wickets are falling on the other side, away-series performance against the best bowlers in real stressful conditions. Though, there are other great names such as Hanif, Saeed, Majid, Zaheer, Salim and Misbah, but the above 4 are huge performers based on their contribution over a longer period of time. Is this possible?

Posted by   on (August 8, 2014, 0:13 GMT)

Younus khan simply the best batsman in Pakistan actually you can call him proper world class batsman a true legend

Posted by   on (August 7, 2014, 18:59 GMT)

Whatever happened to Mohammed Yusuf? He was dumped unceremoniously. Never recalled back into the side. He was let go even when he was in his prime. The excuse: we need to groom newcomers. Since then, how many newcomers have gone on to mature into reliable batsmen? The answer is ZERO. Yusuf did not get the respect that his talent deserved.

Posted by   on (August 7, 2014, 16:44 GMT)

younus khan is a legand, i rate him better than muhammad yousaf and even inzi in test cricket

Posted by YsaKaru on (August 7, 2014, 16:02 GMT)

dilruwan looks pretty ordinary bowler..... Hopefully tharindu kaushal will replace him......

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