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Home > Cricket > Pakistan's tour of India 2007 > Statistics

Younis-Yousuf pair set new record against India

Rajneesh Gupta | December 10, 2007

The pair of Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf [Images] on Monday made an entry into the record books as the most prolific pair to bat against India.

By the time Younis was bowled in Pakistan's first innings, trying to employ a reverse sweep against Harbhajan Singh [Images], the duo had aggregated 1,372 runs in just nine innings - in which they have batted together against India - at a mind-blowing average of 171.50, moving ahead of West Indian pair of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, who had aggregated 1,325 runs in 30 innings against India.

Interestingly the two Pakistanis took only nine innings to obliterate the West Indian pair's record!

Out of nine occasions on which these two batted together against India, they were involved in six century partnerships and two fifty partnerships - indeed a mind-blowing performance.

Most prolific pairs against India:
Mohammad Yousuf & Younis Khan (Pak)91372319171.5062
CG Greenidge & DL Haynes (WI)30132529645.6826
Javed Miandad & Zaheer Abbas (Pak)131137287103.3643
Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar (Pak)9993451110.3341
S Chanderpaul & CL Hooper (WI)1496229368.7131
ML Hayden & JL Langer (Aus)2094914747.4528
G Boycott & GA Gooch (Eng)1477414564.5025
WM Lawry & RB Simpson (Aus)975319183.6625
ST Jayasuriya & RS Mahanama (SL)3671576223.6611
MA Atherton & GA Gooch (Eng)766122594.4230
RL Dias & LRD Mendis (SL)862921689.8531
DC Boon & GR Marsh (Aus)1162121762.1013
RB Kanhai & GS Sobers (WI)1160917355.3615

Although the pair's average dipped from 185.71 to 171.50 after today's "failure", it still is the highest for any pair aggregating at least 1,000 runs against a specific country. The pair is well ahead of some of the great names in the game's history as is shown below:

Most successful pairs against a particular country:
Mohammad Yousuf & Younis Khan (Pak)Ind91372319171.5062
DG Bradman & WH Ponsford (Aus)Eng61012451168.6621
DPMD Jayawardene & KC Sangakkara (SL)SA81304624163.0042
Javed Miandad & Zaheer Abbas (Pak)Ind131137287103.3643
ML Hayden & RT Ponting (Aus)SA13113520194.5846
B Mitchell & AD Nourse (SA)Eng17130019086.6646
JB Hobbs & H Sutcliffe (Eng)Aus30245228384.55119

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