Younis 171* gives Pakistan series in record chase

CRICKET-SRI-PAKPakistan 215 and 380 for 3 (Younis 171*, Masood 125, Misbah 57*) beat Sri Lanka 278 and 313 by seven wickets in the third and final Test match and won the series 2-1.

Younis Khan’s epic, unbeaten 171 led Pakistan to their highest successful chase, the second highest in Asia for any side, and the sixth-highest in all Test cricket. It also gave them their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2006.

The feat required the highest fourth-innings partnership for Pakistan, 242 between Younis and Shan Masood, who fell on the fifth morning for 125. Misbah-ul-Haq arrived with 122 needed, saw off Sri Lanka’s quicks till lunch, and opened up after that to reel off an unbeaten 59, finishing the match with a six off the expensive offspinner Tharindu Kaushal. (Courtesy Cricinfo)