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Younis breaks Miandad runs record

Thereport24.com Desk:

Younis Khan surpassed the record for most runs for Pakistan in test cricket during the first match against England in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, overtaking Javed Miandad's previous mark of 8,832 runs.

The 37-year-old Younis overhauled the record in his 102nd match, taking 22 fewer than Miandad to set the mark.

Younis needed 19 runs to surpass Miandad, doing so with a six over midwicket off the bowling of Moeen Ali. The blow was greeted with cheers from the few Pakistan fans in the sparse crowd and a standing ovation from the Pakistan dressing room.

"It's always an honour to share dressing room with players like Younis Khan," he said. "He has always been the key man in the Pakistan sides, so important for our wins and has been doing well for the last few years. He is really performing well with an average of 54 which is great and we always love the way he plays and the way he helps every other player, especially the youngsters and it's an honour to play with him."

Inzamam-ul-Haq narrowly failed to take the record off Miandad in 2007 when he was stumped for 3 in his final Test innings against South Africa in Lahore.

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Khaleej Times

Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 13, 2015