Younis Khan Slams Third Successive Test Ton, Smashes Records

Younis Khan did not have a single Test hundred against Australia before current two-match series started. Now the Pakistani legend has three on the trot and has joined of the greatest batsmen ever, in a rare club.

updated: October 31, 2014 16:23 IST
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A batsman's hattrick! Younis Khan raises his bat after scoring his third consecutive Test century.


Pakistan batting star Younis Khan became just the second batsman after England legend Herbert Sutcliffe to slam three successive centuries against Australia in a Test series. This rare feat was last achieved, by Sutcliffe, 90 years ago in 1925.

Younis' sparkling form with the bat was on display again as he tormented the Australian bowlers in the sweltering heat of Abu Dhabi to notch up his 27th Test ton on Day 1 of the second Test match on Thursday.

Younis' tally of 27 Test centuries in 93 Tests now equals Michael Clarke (93 Tests), Graeme Smith (117) and Allan Border (156).

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