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Younis enters top ten, Root passes Fletcher

12 Second-innings centuries by Younis Khan in Tests; only three batsmen - Kumar Sangakkara (14), Alastair Cook (13), and Sachin Tendulkar (13) - have hit more. Younis has taken only 83 innings to hit these 12 hundreds at a frequency of one every 6.9 innings. Among batsmen with at least ten second-innings hundreds, only Don Bradman (one every 3.0 innings) and Hashim Amla (5.90) are ahead in terms of frequency.

12 Number of fifty-plus scores by Joe Root in Tests this year - the most by any England batsman in a calendar year. The previous highest was 11, by Keith Fletcher in 1973. Alastair Cook has made 10 such scores this year, which equals the third-highest by any England batsman; Kevin Pietersen also made 10 such scores in 2006.

189 Runs made by Misbah-ul-Haq in this Test - the second highest by him in a Test. Misbah followed up his century in the first innings with 87 runs in the second. His highest had come last year, when he made two centuries - one of which equalled the record for the fastest known hundred in Tests - in Abu Dhabi against Australia. This is also the second-highest aggregate by a Pakistan captain in Tests against England. Inzamam-ul-Haq made two centuries in the Faisalabad Test in 2005.

11 Test hundreds by Younis after turning 35 - only three other batsmen had hit more centuries after the age of 35. Rahul Dravid, Graham Gooch and Tendulkar each hit 12 Test centuries after 35. Younis has, however, hit a century in every 4.18 innings after turning 35, which is the third-highest frequency among batsmen with at least five hundreds after that age. Only Australia's Charles Macartney (2.60, 5 hundreds in 13 innings) and Bradman (2.88, 8 hundreds in 23 innings) have better record than Younis.

31 Test hundreds by Younis including the one in this innings. He has pulled ahead of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Matthew Hayden, who have 30 each. Younis now has the most hundreds among active Test cricketers. Only nine other batsmen have hit more hundreds than Younis.

78.10 Average stand between Misbah and Younis for the fourth wicket in the last ten innings when they have come together with Pakistan losing their third wicket for fewer than 100 runs. Their partnership in this innings, which began with Pakistan at 83 for 3, added 141 runs. Their last ten such stands have been 141, 66, 51, 58, 2, 8, 100, 129, 218, and 8.

7 Number of Pakistan batsman who had made at least 1000 runs in Tests against England before Younis who achieved that milestone during his innings of 118. Younis now has 1041 runs against them at an average of 47.31 with three hundreds and four fifties.

408 The highest target set by Pakistan in Tests for England to chase before this match, which was in the Lord's Test in 1996. Pakistan won that Test by 164 runs. The 491-run target for England in this Test is the fifth-highest Pakistan have set any team in Tests.

275 Runs by Asad Shafiq in this series including his 79 in this innings - already the third-highest by a Pakistan No. 6 in any Test series. He needs 56 more runs from the next Test to go past Shahid Afridi's 330 runs at No. 6 against India in the three-match home series in 2005-06. Shafiq averages 68.75 in four innings in this series with one hundred and two fifties.

5 Number of instances of Pakistan batsmen making 1000-plus runs at any venue in Tests before Younis who completed 1000 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium during this match. Javed Miandad did it at three different venues - in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. Mohammad Yousuf and Zaheer Abbas did so at Lahore. Younis' century in this innings was his fifth at this venue making him only the fourth Pakistan batsman to hit as many at any venue. He has made 1024 runs in Dubai at an average of 73.14.

5 Number of century stands in the fourth innings of a Test in the UAE before the one between Root and Ian Bell. This is the third such stand in Dubai. The previous one had come between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva in 2013-14.