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Younus double drives Pakistan dominance

Australia ends second day on 22/1 after home side piles up 570 for 6 declared

Younus double drives Pakistan dominance - Cricket News
Younus made 213 as Pakistan piled up 570 for 6 declared.
Younus Khan led the way in a dominating display by Pakistan, who took control of the second Test against Australia on Friday (October 31). Younus made 213 as Pakistan piled up 570 for 6 declared, with Misbah-ul-Haq, the captain, and Azhar Ali also hitting hundreds.
 
In reply, Australia ended the second day on 22 for 1, having lost Chris Rogers just before stumps, still trailing by 548 runs. David Warner (16) and nightwatchman Nathan Lyon (1) were at the crease for Australia.
 
Younus’s epic double hundred was the fifth of his career, and during the course of his knock, he also became only the third Pakistan batsman to cross 8,000 Test runs, joining Javed Miandad (8832) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (8829) in what was his 93rd Test.
 
Younus, who hit centuries in each innings of Pakistan’s first Test win in Dubai, dominated the bowling once again during his eight-and-half-hour stay, hitting 15 boundaries and two sixes, before being dismissed by Peter Siddle.
 
Misbah hit his sixth Test hundred before falling for 101, giving a return catch to Steve Smith. He hit ten boundaries and a six while adding 181 runs with Younus for the fourth wicket. 


 
Prior to Younis' stand with Misbah, he added 236 runs with Ali for the third wicket, which broke Pakistan’s previous best third-wicket stand against Australia of 223 held by Javed Miandad and Taslim Arif since 1980.
 
Misbah, playing in his 31st Test as the Pakistan captain, also became the highest scoring skipper for his country, going past Imran Khan’s tally of 2408 Test runs, achieved over 48 Tests in charge.
 
Ali was the only batsman to be dismissed in the first session, falling for 109, after Pakistan resumed the day at 304 for 2. 
 
With a mammoth first-innings total, Pakistan will hope to notch its first series win over Australia since 1994. It is already 1-0 up in the series following the 221-run win in Dubai in the first Test.

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