West Indies vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 3: Younis etches name in record books as Pakistan stay in control

Younis is just the 13th player to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket

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Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs on theĀ third day of the first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica.

Needing just 23 runs to accomplish the historic milestone, Younis reached the landmark midway through his solid innings of 58.

Starting off the day on 278/9, the West Indies were only able to add eight runs to their overnight score before Shannon Gabriel was clean bowled by Mohammad Amir for five runs.

With no more wickets in hand, West Indies captain Jason Holder was stranded on 57 not out, which came off 75 balls and included seven boundaries and two sixes.

Amir was easily the pick of the bowlers with six wickets, while Yasir Shah snapped up two, and Wahab Riaz and debutant Mohammad Abbas chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Trailing by 286 runs, Pakistan lost opener Azhar Ali early on as he was caught behind off the bowling of Alzarri Joseph for 15.

Ahmed Shehzad fell shortly after as he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Holder for 31.

Younis and Babar Azam stabilsied the innings with a 131-run partnership, during which both batsmen surpassed their half-centuries.

With Pakistan having clawed their way back into the match, the West Indies were in desperate need of a breakthrough, and it was Gabriel who provided it as he removed Younis for 58, which came off 138 balls and included five boundaries and a six.

Gabriel struck again in his next over as he clean bowled Azam for 72, which came off 201 deliveries and included eight boundaries and a six.

Azam scored his third Test fifty

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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq managed to put together an unbeaten 15-run partnership before bad light brought play to an end for the day.

Misbah and Shafiq both remained undefeated on five runs.

Gabriel was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Joseph and Holder claimed one wicket each.

Pakistan ended day three on 201/4 and will continue batting on Monday atĀ 10:00 local time or 15:00 GMT.

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