Pakistan build significant lead over England


Pakistan's Younis Khan celebrates reaching 150 during play on the third day of the fourth test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Oval in London on August 13, 2016.   Younis Khan increased Pakistan's advantage in the fourth Test against England as he built on his overnight century at The Oval on Saturday. Pakistan were 417 for seven at lunch on the third day.

Pakistan's Younis Khan celebrates reaching 150 during play on the third day of the fourth test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Oval in London on August 13, 2016. Younis Khan increased Pakistan's advantage in the fourth Test against England as he built on his overnight century at The Oval on Saturday. Pakistan were 417 for seven at lunch on the third day.

LONDON: Pakistan veteran Younus Khan build on yesterday’s century score and reached his sixth career double-ton on Saturday with a six off Moeen Ali.

The veteran, the highest run-getter for Pakistan, completed his double century off 280 balls courtesy 29 boundaries and four maximums.

Meanwhile, this is Younus’ highest score in Tests outside Asia.

Pakistan have stretched their overnight score to 492-8 with Younus and Mohammd Amir (14) on the crease.

Pakistan build significant lead over England

Pakistan moved on to 417 for seven and a lead of 89 runs over England on the third day of the final test at The Oval on Saturday.

Younus Khan was unbeaten on 147 at lunch after sharing a seventh-wicket partnership of 77 with Sarfraz Ahmed,  who was the only wicket to fall in the morning session, well caught by diving wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off Chris Woakes for 44.

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Pakistan, trailing 2-1 in the series, will look to extend their lead over the hosts who struggled to make the ball move around on a flat pitch with Woakes the pick of the seam bowlers.

Wahab Riaz was not out on one at the interval.


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