Younis Khan becomes 3rd Pakistan batsman to complete double ton with a six

The right-handed middle order batsman came to the crease when Pakistan were struggling at 21/2, having conceded a first innings lead after Zimbabwe scored 327 in reply to their first innings score of 249.

updated: September 06, 2013 22:59 IST
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Younis Khan showed the value of experience as he hit an unbeaten double ton in the second innings against Zimbabwe in the first Test at Harare. Younis' 200 not out came off 404 balls and included 15 boundaries along with 3 sixes. Starting from an overnight score of 90, with Pakistan struggling at 168/4, Younis stayed firm at the crease on Day 4 as Zimbabwe bowlers tried to pile on the pressure.

With Zimbabwean off-spinner Prosper Utseya bowling and Younis on 194, the batsman decided to take a chance which paid off. With that shot over the boundary, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq decided to declare too. Younis thus joined Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram as the third Pakistan batsman to reach a double ton with a six.

Younis added 118 runs for the sixth wicket with Adnan Akmal who scored 64. While his innings was one of occupying the crease, he did cut loose at times with some fluent shots to the fence. He reached his double hundred in style hitting a huge six over the top.

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