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Younis leads Pakistan charge against sloppy Australia ABU DHABI: Younis Khan continued to dominate sloppy Australia as Pakistan reached 405-3 at lunch on the second day of the second and final Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday.Younis furthered his third consecutive century in as many innings and was unbeaten on 141 and with him skipper Misbah-ul Haq on an aggressive 55 as Pakistan continued to bat solidly against a hapless Australian attack.That raised Pakistan's chances of winning their first series against Australia in 20 years after they won the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai. Younis added another 73 runs for the fourth wicket with Misbah after Pakistan resumed at 304-2 and added 101 in an extended two-and-a-half hours session due to Friday prayers.Younis added 236 with Azhar Ali (109) which erased the previous highest third wicket stand against Australia of 223 held by Javed Miandad and Taslim Arif from a 1980 match in Faisalabad, Pakistan.Younis ...

Proteas seek momentum in T20 Australia series SYDNEY: South Africa hope a win against Australia in a Twenty20 series getting under way this week will set them on the path for a successful summer, coach Russell Domingo said Friday.The Proteas are in Australia for three T20 matches before a five-match one-day series in mid-November ahead of the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and March.Domingo said the Proteas were determined to create a winning habit early on tour."It's all ...
World Cup lifeline for troubled star Ryder WELLINGTON: Troubled New Zealand batting star Jesse Ryder was handed a World Cup lifeline Friday when selectors included him in the New Zealand A squad to tour the United Arab Emirates next month.Ryder has had numerous off-field issues involving alcohol and has not played for the Black Caps since February, when he went on a late-night drinking session in Auckland before the start of a Test series against India.His chances of representing New Zealand at ...
Aussie journeyman misses visits to Pakistan ABU DHABI: The man regarded as Australia's foremost cricket fan has spoken of how he misses trips to Pakistan and wants to see the country back on the international circuit.Luke Gallian, who believes he is the only fan who has watched cricket in every Test-playing country, has been a common sight at Australia's games for the past two decades.And he said despite some "scary" moments in Pakistan, off-limits for top-level tours since 2009 because of ...
Pakistan 304-2 at close in second Test ABU DHABI: Pakistan, who won the toss and elected to bat, were 304 for two at close on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.Younis Khan smashed his third hundred in consecutive innings and was unbeaten on 111 after Pakistan won the toss and batted on a flat Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.The other unbeaten batsman was Azhar Ali on 101.Pakistan lost openers Ahmed Shehzad (35) and Mohammad Hafeez ...
Century-man Younis helps Pakisan punish Australia ABU DHABI: Younis Khan became the first batsman in 90 years to hit three hundreds in consecutive innings against Australia as Pakistan took and early advantage in the second Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The 36-year-old, who smashed twin hundreds in the first Test, notched 111 not out for his 27th century to help Pakistan close the opening day on a solid footing of 304-2 after they won the toss and elected to bat ...
Zaheer commands Younis' par-excellence feats KARACHI: Former Test skipper Zaheer Abbas Thursday showered praise on ace batsman Younis Khan for his extra-ordinary achievements and record-breaking performance against Australia."Younis' batting is par-excellence and I and the whole nation are proud of his record-breaking feats," he told APP in an interview as Younis registered his third successive ton in the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi.By scoring his 27th century, Younis Khan became Pakistan's highest century maker surpassing Inzamam-ul-Haq's record of ...


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