Forfeiture denied Yousuf a shot at runs record


England had wrapped up the series before the fourth Test against Pakistan, and they had received a hammering from Mohammad Yousuf.

His scores in the series were 202, 48, 38, 15, 192 and 8. Pakistan were pushing for a consolation win at The Oval and Yousuf scored 128 in the first innings.

With one innings left, he had an outside shot at beating Mudassar Nazar’s Pakistan record for most runs in a series (761 against India 1982-83) but because of the forfeiture on the fourth day his tally remained 631.

Yousuf, however, did move past Hanif Mohammad’s 628 against West Indies in 1957-58 to become the third-highest run-scorer in a series for Pakistan and the fifth-highest overall in a four-Test series, according to a report on Cricinfo.

Jacques Kallis’s 712 runs against West Indies in 2003-04 is the highest in a four-Test series. He scored four centuries, a fifty and 44 in six innings but still lost the Man of the Series award to Makhaya Ntini, who took 29 wickets.

George Headley scored three hundreds and a double-century in his debut series against England. He became the first West Indian to score hundreds in each innings as West Indies levelled the series in the third Test at Georgetown.

Source:The News

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Written by Team CricketViewer on August 28th, 2006 with no comments.
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