Younis Khan fails to impress in the first two Test matches

Pakistan's Younis Khan walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket on the second day of the second Test cricket match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, England on July 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF
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Manchester: Younus Khan was unable to make a significant contribution in any of the 6 innings. The senior Pakistani batsman seems to be completely out of form as he was unable to score a single fifty in any of the 6 Test innings. The failure of Pakistani openers has also prolonged, the average during the innings remained at 18.50.

Pakistani batsman Younus Khan is in his worst form of his past 12 years career, he couldn’t score a single half-century in any of the last 6 Test innings. Such inconsistency was also observed in 2003. The condition during the previous tour was much worse as the top order batsmen maintained an average of 11.62 runs only in 4 Tests.

England’s victory at Old Trafford with a 330 run lead is the second biggest win against Pakistan. Earlier they had won in 2010 in the Trent Bridge Test by 354 runs. It may be noted that in the second Test the host team had given Pakistan the second highest target in history of 565 runs. English batsman Joe Root has become the fifth ranking batsman to have scored the highest runs in a single Test in both innings. He made 325 runs, Graham Gooch holds the world record with 456 runs at Lord’s in 1990 against India.

At Old Trafford Alastair Cook made his career’s fastest fifty facing 55 balls, prior to this the opener had achieved this mile stone at Mohali Test in 2007 facing 56 balls. Chris Woakes won the title of getting a wicket 8 times in his first over. In the current series he did this 4 times in his first spell damaging Pakistan team.