On the 3rd day of 3rd test between Australia and Pakistan Younis khan was the only batsman who did the better job other than Younis, Pakistani batsmen struggled on a Day 3 of the 3rd Test on Thursday against Australia.
Australia had scored 538/8 and they got declared in their first innings. Pakistan lost Azhar Ali who lost his wicket on 71 by runout and was 271-8, trail by 267 runs with Younis Khan batting extraordinary throughout Day 3, and remained not out on 136, still on the wicket. The third day’s play was delayed because of rainy conditions and match resumed after lunch.
According to sources Younis Khan scored his 34th Test century and first in Australia to keep Pakistan’s first innings alive in the final Test on Thursday in Sydney.
Younis Khan,39 Pakistani great batsmen became the first batsman to score Test hundreds in 11 countries as he turned around an indifferent series with his first century since October. He fought in dreadful situation Azhar Ali lost his wicket by run out to spearhead the Pakistan fightback on a day three against Australia.
Younis went to the wicket on 136 off 279 balls with the Pakistan still trailing Australia by 267 runs and 68 from avoiding the follow-on.
Pakistan score was 271 for eight with Yasir Shah five not out.Younis showed Australia an excellent series with 15 fours and a six off spinner Nathan Lyon, making century on 208 balls. In his 206 Test innings, Younis Khan has only been dismissed once in the 90s, with 91 against New Zealand in Auckland in 2001.
Misbah score of 18 turned out to be his highest of the ongoing series, he has totalled just 38 runs at an average of 7.60. Azhar was run out for 71 as a result of poor running between the wickets with Younis, he lost his wicket by runout when Mitchell Starc’s throw from mid-on to the striker’s end.
AsadShafiq gave catch left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe and got an inside edge for Steve Smith to take a fine right-hand catch for 4. It was the eighth catch of smith in what has been a brilliant fielding series for the Australia skipper.
Sarfraz Ahmed was caught by the ball of Starc for 18 late in the day and Mohammad Amir played a bad shot to be caught in the deep off Lyon for four. Lyon took the third wicket when he bowled Wahab Riaz for eight in the day’s last over.
Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade left the ground with a pain in the stomach shortly after play got started after afternoon following rain, but is expected that he will recover for last play.