Younis hits six-innings career low

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Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq’s recent scores have been troubling Pakistan © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

16 Runs scored by Younis Khan in his last six Test innings. This lean patch began with a duck in the second innings against West Indies in Sharjah, followed by 2 and 1 in Christchurch, 2 and 11 in Hamilton, and a duck in the first innings at the Gabba. It is the lowest aggregate for six consecutive Test innings in Younis’ career, ahead of the 54 runs in 2002 with scores of 2, 0, 23, 4, 2, 23. Younis had made 218, 127, 29* and 51 in four innings prior to this slump.

8.28 Asad Shafiq’s average in his last seven innings. His scores read: 0, 0, 16, 17, 23, 0 and 2. Shafiq’s poor run also began in Sharjah, where he made a pair.

24 Runs for which Pakistan lost their seven wickets at the Gabba – 1 for 43 to 8 for 67. It was their worst collapse from the second to the eighth wicket. The previous worst was for 25 runs at the WACA in 1981-82.

6 Innings in 2016 in which none of Pakistan’s top six made a fifty. It happened at Lord’s and at Old Trafford, against West Indies in Dubai, in both innings in Christchurch, and now at the Gabba. They had only one such innings in 2015 and two in 2014.

2 Innings in which two visiting bowlers took four or more wickets in Australia in the last six seasons. Both occurred this season: Kyle Abbott (six wickets) and Kagiso Rabada (four) in the second innings in Hobart, and Mohammad Amir (four) and Wahab Riaz (four) at the Gabba. Before these two instances, James Anderson and Chris Tremlett had taken four each in an innings in the 2010 Boxing Day Test.

4-97 Mohammad Amir’s figures at the Gabba – his best since his return to Test cricket. He had three three-wicket hauls in the 16 innings before this.

2010 The previous time two Australia batsmen scored centuries in the same innings against Pakistan – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke in Hobart. Since that Test, there was only one century for Australia in eight innings against Pakistan – David Warner in Dubai. Steven Smith and Peter Handscomb scored centuries in the first innings in Brisbane.

55.59 Australia’s average per wicket in the first innings at the Gabba – their highest at a home venue in the last ten years. They have scored over 400 runs in the first innings in eight of the last ten Tests here.

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2 thoughts on “Younis hits six-innings career low

    • pcb selection committee have other ideas they select players not on performances,haris sohail started very well but they not give no him long run,wasted talented batsman and there r some other talented players in pak but pcb never use them.

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