Misbah smashes sixes as Pakistan beats West Indies by seven wickets

Misbah smashes sixes as Pakistan beats West Indies by seven wickets

The 39-year-old Younis Khan attained the milestone while batting in first innings of Pakistan against West Indies in first Test of three-match series at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday.

"I think Younis completing 10,000 Test runs is a historic moment for Pakistan cricket and there can be no better role model for world cricket than Younis", former Test captain Ramiz Raja said.

He faced 138 balls yesterday, stroking five boundaries and a six, before he was caught off Shannon Gabriel's bowling for 58.

Misbah took out his frustrations on the ball, and Bishoo, taking a look at one of the leg-spinner's deliveries before belting the next two over the rope to bring a short, yet unusual, chase to a brutal close. This concern, however, did not manifest itself during the game, with West Indies lasting just 147.4 overs across both innings. "I just hope that the Pakistan Cricket Board now takes full advantage of his experience even after his retirement", Latif said.

After Younus Khan became the first Pakistani to join a select group of 13 players who have scored 10,000 runs in Test cricket, a number of local greats sang his praises and credited the Mardan-born's courage, determination and pluckiness for getting to where he is.

Enigmatic fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said Younis is a thorough professional.

On the second ball of the final session, Younis swept off-spinner Roston Chase to the fine-leg boundary as an excited Pakistani contingent in the small crowd cheered and chanted wildly.

The players were honoured for having played at the venue, which is now hosting its 50th Test, and received from JCA President Wilford "Billy" Heaven, a commemorative medal and T-shirt.

"I congratulate Younis on reaching 10,000 runs". His highest score in Test Cricket is 313 runs.

When Miandad broke the then standing Pakistan record of 5,058 runs, held by the incomparable Zaheer Abbas, by scoring a double century against Sri Lanka at Faisalabad in 1985, none would have envisaged that it would be the ever-smiling Younis being the custodian of being the country's leading Test run-maker.

He announced earlier this month that he would bring the curtain down on his global career after the three-test series against West Indies.

Gabriel (3-92) and Alzarri Joseph (3-71) were West Indies' most successful bowlers.

Yasir Shah started the day with four wickets in the bag already and returned after a fruitless first spell of the day to wrap up the tail.



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