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Younis Khan surpasses Don Bradman, sets world record

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Pallekele (Sri Lanka), July 6: Pakistan's Younis Khan surpassed Don Bradman on way to creating Test history here on Monday.


Younis hit an unbeaten 101 on the 4th day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium today.

Younis Khan has set a new world record

With this century, Younis overtook Bradman in the highest number of hundred makers' list in Tests. This was Younis' 30th three-figure mark in the longest version of the game. He is now level at 8th place with Matthew Hayden and Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Bradman scored 29 tons.

Also, Younis set a world record today, as he became the first batsman in Test history to score 5 hundreds in the 4th innings. The previous highest was 4 by Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Graeme Smith.

The 37-year-old Younis is currently playing in his 101st Test. He is also the first Pakistani to the 30-century mark.

Pakistan who were set a target of 377 to win the decisive Test, ended the fourth day at 230/2 in 63 overs. Opener Shan Masood was batting on 114. The duo came together with the team in trouble at 13/2 in 7 overs.

Most Test centuries in the 4th innings of Test matches

5 - Younis Khan

4 - Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Graeme Smith

3 - Geoffrey Boycott, Don Bradman, Graham Gooch, Gordon Greenidge, Mahela Jayawardene, Herbert Sutcliffe, Sachin Tendulkar

Most Test centuries for Pakistan (Top 5)

30 - Younis Khan

25 - Inzamam-ul-Haq

24 - Mohammad Yousuf

23 - Javed Miandad

15 - Saleem Malik

Most Test tons in history (Top 10)

51 - Tendulkar

45 - Jacques Kallis

41- Ponting

38 - Kumar Sangakkara

36 - Rahul Dravid

34 - Gavaskar, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene

32 - Steve Waugh

30 - Younis, Hayden, Chanderpaul

29 - Bradman

28 - Michael Clarke

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Story first published: Monday, July 6, 2015, 18:49 [IST]
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