Younis Khan is the only player from Pakistan who has scored 10,000 or more test runs in his career. He is also at the top of the chart for most test centuries for his country. Younis had a superb career that spanned 17 years. He made his test debut in February 2000 against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi and scored a century (107) on debut.
He announced himself in a superb way in international cricket. In his career, he achieved numerous records and also led his country across formats, including the 2009 T20 World Cup win. He played 118 Tests and scored 10099 runs at 52.05, with a best of 313. The former skipper also made 34 centuries and 33 half-centuries, which included six double hundreds. Hence, we will discuss all his double hundreds below.
Younis Khan Double Century List in Test Cricket
|267||India||Bangalore||24 March 2005|
|313||Sri Lanka||Karachi||21 February 2009|
|200*||Bangladesh||Chittagong||9 December 2011|
|200*||Zimbabwe||Harare||3 September 2013|
|213||Australia||Abu Dhabi||30 October 2014|
|218||England||London||12 August 2016|
1. Younis Khan – 267 vs India in March 2005
Younis Khan scored his maiden double hundred against archrival India in March 2005. It was his eighth hundred, which he converted into a double ton. Pakistan scored 570 runs in the first inning courtesy of Younis, who scored 267 runs with 32 fours and one six. India made 449 in reply. With a lead of 121 runs, Pakistan declared their second inning at 261/2, with Younis scoring 84 not out. Chasing 383, India got dismissed for 214, and Pakistan won the game by 168 runs.
2. Younis Khan – 313 vs Sri Lanka in February 2009
Younis took his second ton to a big level and went on to score a triple century. He did it against Sri Lanka in February 2009 in Karachi. It was a high-scoring contest that ended in a draw. Sri Lanka batted first and declared their inning at 644/7 with double centuries from Mahela Jayawardene (240) and Thilan Samaraweera (231). The Men in Green also had a brilliant batting display, and skipper Younis scored 313 runs with 27 fours and four sixes. Pakistan declared at 765/6. Sri Lanka could only score 144/5 in the second inning before the game got over.
3. Younis Khan – 200 not out vs Bangladesh in December 2011
The third triple ton for Younis came in December 2011, when Pakistan went to Bangladesh for two tests. It was the first game in Chattanooga, and the hosts got all out for 135 runs in the first inning. In reply, Pakistan only batted once, posted a massive score of 594/5 in 176.5 overs, and declared. Younis remained unbeaten on 200 with 18 fours and three sixes. Trailing by 459, Bangladesh got dismissed for 275 and lost by an inning and 184 runs.
4. Younis Khan – 200 not out vs Zimbabwe in September 2013
The former Pakistani skipper scored his fourth double hundred against Zimbabwe in September 2013 in Harare. Pakistan toured Zimbabwe for two tests, and it was the first game of the series. The Men in Green managed 249 in the first inning, and Zimbabwe scored 327 in reply. Trailing by 78 runs, Pakistan declared at 419/9, with Younis scoring 200 not out in the second inning. Zimbabwe got the target of 342 and got all out for 120, and Pakistan won by 221 runs.
5. Younis Khan – 213 vs Australia in October 2014
The fifth double century for the former skipper came in November 2014 against Australia in Abu Dhabi. Australia and Pakistan played two tests, and it came in the second test. Batting first, Pakistan scored 570/6 and declared the inning. Younis Khan scored a brilliant double hundred and made 213 with 15 fours and two sixes. Australia got all out for 261 and conceded a lead of 309. Pakistan batted again and declared the inning at 293/3. Australia got a target of 603 but got all out for 246. Pakistan won the game by 356 runs.
6. Younis Khan – 218 vs England in August 2016
The sixth and final double ton for Younis Khan came against England in August 2016. It was the fourth test of Pakistan’s tour of England at the Oval. England batted first with 328, and Pakistan replied with a decent score of 542. Younis made 218 runs and helped his team get a 214-run lead. England got all out for 253 runs in the second inning, and Pakistan got a small target of 40 runs. Pakistan made 42 runs in 13.1 overs and won by 10 wickets.