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Yousuf misses double ton in drawn Test
November 23, 2006 17:25 IST
Pakistan's Mohammad Yousuf missed a double century by nine runs as the second Test against the West Indies ended in a high-scoring draw on Thursday's final day.
Yousuf scored 191, his seventh hundred of the year, putting on 152 runs for the sixth wicket with Abdul Razzaq, who was out for 80, as Pakistan reached 461 for seven before play was called off after tea.
Both fell in identical fashion to casual shots in the final session, caught by Shivnarine Chanderpaul at short mid-wicket off left arm spinner Dave Mohammed.
Razzaq hit eight fours and one six in his 117 balls knock for his seventh half century while Yousuf faced 344 balls and hit 21 fours in his 424 minutes knock.
Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after a nine-wicket win in the first Test in Lahore.
Pakistan scored 357 in their first innings in the drawn Test before skipper Brian Lara scored a magnificent 216 to spearhead a reply of 591.
Yousuf, who was 176 at tea, also missed a double hundred in Lahore by eight runs.
He completed his 21st career century and joined West Indian Viv Richards and Sri Lankan Aravinda de Silva in the elite list of batsmen who have hit seven hundreds in a calender year.
His 1562 runs in 10 Tests in the year are second to Richards 1710 runs in 11 matches in 1976.
Before this year, Yousuf had scored 14 hundreds in seven years of international cricket.
West Indies started the day hoping for an upset win with Pakistan on 212 for two, still 21 runs in arrears.
When Imran Farhat (76), Inzamam-ul-Haq (10) and Shoaib Malik (4) fell before lunch there was a faint chance of the visitors being able to chase a reachable total on the flat batting track.
However, Yousuf and Razzaq dented those hopes with their stand. Pakistan led by 227 runs when the match ended.
Pakistan (1st innings): 357 (I Farhat 74, Y Khan 56, M Yousuf 56; J Taylor 5-91)
West Indies (1st innings): 591 (B Lara 216, C Gayle 93, D Bravo 89, D Ganga 82; D. Kaneria 5-181)
Pakistan (2nd innings): (Overnight: 213-2)
Fall of wickets: 1-24 2-124 3-243 4-284 5-306 6-458 7-461
Did not bat: S. Nazir, U. Gul, D. Kaneria
Bowling: J. Taylor 25 - 4 - 75 � 2, C. Collymore 28 - 9 - 66 - 0 (nb-1), C. Gayle 29 - 5 - 85 - 0 (w-1), D. Powell 20 - 6 - 47 - 1 (nb-1, w-1), D. Bravo 13 - 3 - 40 - 0 (w-1), D. Mohammed 27.4 - 4 - 101 � 3, S. Chanderpaul 2 - 0 - 9 � 0, R. Morton 3 - 0 - 20 - 0 (nb-1).