PESHAWAR, 13 October: Younas Khan has become Pakistan’s highest scorer in Test cricket after breaking Javed Miandad’s highest score record of 8832 runs.
Younis, in his 102nd Test match, moved from 15 to 21 with a hit over the boundary to break Miandad’s record which stood for over 20 years. Javed Miandad made 8832 runs in 124 Test matches. Inzimam-ul-Haq narrowly failed to take the record off Miandad in 2007 when he was stumped for 3 in his final Test innings against South Africa in Lahore.
After breaking the record of Miandad, Younas said that he eyed on making 10000 runs in his Test career. His wicket was taken by Stuart Board after he was caught by captain Alastair Cook, for 38 runs. Meanwhile, International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated Younas Khan on making a new record for Pakistan.
Pakistan elected to bat after winning a toss against England during the first Test of the series and made 286 runs by the loss of 4 wickets. Shoib Malik and Shafiq were not out with 124 and 11 runs respectively.
Most Test runs for Pakistan (As on October 13, 2015 after Younis was out for 38):
Younis Khan – 8,852 (102 Tests) Javed Miandad – 8,832 (124 Tests) Inzamam-ul-Haq – 8,829 (119 Tests) Mohammad Yousuf – 7,530 (90 Tests) Saleem Malik – 5,768 (103 Tests)
Most Test centuries for Pakistan:
30 – Younis Khan 25 – Inzamam-ul-Haq 24 – Mohammad Yousuf 23 – Javed Miandad 15 – Saleem Malik.
—-Compiled from media reports