Younis Khan first Pakistan player to reach 10,000 Test runs

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies.

Younis Khan reached another Test milestone at Sabina Park on Sunday, becoming the first Pakistan player to reach 10,000 runs in the longest format.

The 39-year-old – already his country’s record run-scorer in five-day action – earned a spot in the record books during Pakistan’s previous Test series against Australia when his 175 not out in the third Test made him the first player to score hundreds in 11 countries.

Having ended the Australia series 23 shy of 10,000 Test runs, Younis made it to the landmark figure on day three of the first Test with West Indies.

He came close to getting there with a six late in the afternoon session when a lofted drive off Devendra Bishoo landed just short of the rope at long-on, the four taking him to 21 for the innings.

Younis, who is set to retire after this series, could only manage one more run before tea, meaning he headed to the dressing room stuck on 9,999 career runs.

Yet a career-defining moment arrived in the first over after the resumption of play as he swept Roston Chase for four – taking Pakistan to 129-2 in reply to their hosts’ 286 all out.

Younis, who ran towards his side’s dressing room in celebration, is the 13th player to reach 10,000 Test runs.

10,000 or more runs in Tests  – Wikipedia 

10,000 runs in Tests [2]
No. Player Team First Last Mat. Inn. Runs Avg. 100s 50s Date[2] Ref.
1 Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin at Castrol Golden Spanner Awards.jpg
 India 1989 2013 200 329 15,921 53.73 51 68 16 March 2005
[6]
[8]
2 Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting 2015.jpg
 Australia 1995 2012 168 287 13,378 51.85 41 62 30 May 2008
[6]
[9]
3 Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis 2.jpg
 South Africa 1995 2013 166 280 13,289 55.37 45 55 27 February 2009
[6]
[10]
4 Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid at GQ Men Of The Year 2012 AWARD.jpg
 India 1996 2012 164 286 13,288 52.31 36 63 29 March 2008
[6]
[11]
5 Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara.jpg
 Sri Lanka 2000 2015 134 233 12,400 57.40 38 52 26 December 2012
[6]
[12]
6 Brian Lara
Brian Lara stance swinging 4-19-09.JPG
 West Indies 1990 2006 131 232 11,953 52.88 34 48 15 August 2004
[6]
[13]
7 Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul.jpg
 West Indies 1994 2015 164 280 11,867 51.37 30 66 26 April 2012
[6]
[14]
8 Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene.jpg
 Sri Lanka 1997 2014 149 252 11,814 49.84 34 50 26 December 2011
[6]
[15]
9 Allan Border
Allan Border 1.jpg
 Australia 1978 1994 156 265 11,174 50.56 27 63 2 January 1993
[6]
[16]
10 Alastair Cookdagger
Alastair Cook vs Upminster CC.jpg
 England 2006 2016 140 253 11,057 46.45 30 53 30 May 2016
[6]
[17]
11 Steve Waugh
SRWaugh.png
 Australia 1985 2004 168 260 10,927 51.06 32 50 3 January 2003
[6]
[18]
12 Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar BH.jpg
 India 1971 1987 125 214 10,122 51.12 34 45 7 March 1987
[6]
[19]
13 Younis Khandagger
YounisKhan1.jpg
 Pakistan 2000 2017 116 208 10,005 52.29 34 32 23 April 2017

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