Younis Khan: By the numbers
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has become his country's leading run-scorer in Tests, overtaking Javed Miandad's 22-year-old record, and is only one of three players to hit the 8000-run mark for Pakistan.
Younis was third on the list when the first Test against England started in Abu Dhabi, and between him and Miandad stood Inzamam-ul-Haq, who had ended his own career just three runs short of Miandad.
19 – Runs he needed. Younis started the match on 8814 runs. Miandad ended his career in 1993 on 8832 runs.
102 – Tests required. Younis has reached this milestone in significantly less time than Miandad, who played 124 matches across 17 years. Younis has been on the scene for 15, having made his debut in 2000.
313 – His highest score. This was recorded in Karachi in 2009, against Sri Lanka. It's one of five scores above 200, and his only triple ton.
30 – Younis's tons, and counting. He is Pakistan's leading century maker in the format, with the next best being 25 by Inzi. Younis also has 29 half tons, making his conversion rate better than most.
1 – Tests needed for a ton. He scored a century in his maiden Test, in the second innings against Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi. He made 107 off 250 balls. He then went 12 knocks without one.
8 – Most matches at one venue. This is Dubai Sports Club, and the next two venues are also in the UAE. One of the saddest things about Pakistan's inability to play at home is that Younis has scored most of his runs in front of empty stands.
88.06 – Average against India. This is his highest average against a single country. He's played nine Tests against India, with five tons and a top score of 267.
38.94 – Average against West Indies. This is his lowest average against a single opposition. He's faced the Windies in 10 Tests, but only managed two tons.
100.66 – Average in Bangladesh. This is his best place to tour, if stats are to be believed. The lesser opposition over the years, combined with decent batting tracks, have seen him record three tons in six Tests, including an unbeaten double ton.
1179 – Most runs in a calendar year. This was recorded in 2006, his most prolific year. He smashed three centuries and five half tons in 11 Tests, and averaged 65 over that year.
2014 – His best year overall. Aside from the above stat, last year was actually his best, as he played only nine Tests but still hit the 1000 mark. He scored five tons that year, the most in a calendar year for him, and averaged 66-odd.
9 – Tests captained. He skippered the side on and off from 2005 to 2009, during which time he recorded his 313. His batting average didn't suffer either, and hovered around 55.
49 – Tests batting at three. Between first drop and fourth, Younis has played the vast majority of his cricket in the top order, with only three innings as low as seven. Even then, he scored a ton and a fifty and averaged more than 100.
5th – No ton in this spot. The only place he's batted and not scored a ton is fifth, with a top score of 91 in this position. It's also his lowest position average, just over 29. To be fair, he's only batted there five times.
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