Younis, Youhana slam tons in tour opener vs Bangla ~~A~~

Published: Saturday, January 5, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Savar (Bangladesh): Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana slammed centuries as Pakistan began its cricket tour of Bangladesh on an impressive note in Savar on Saturday.

Younis scored 112 and Youhana an unbeaten 101 as the visitors made 312 for three declared on the opening day of a three-day game against Bangladesh 'A' in this satellite township of Dhaka. The hosts were 38 for no loss at stumps in reply, surviving opening spells from pacemen Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. Akhtar, under scrutiny from the International Cricket Council (ICC) after his action was questioned for a third time in a short career of four years, went wicket less in five overs. The visitors lost openers Shadab Kabir and Taufeeq Omar for 36 after being put in to bat. Medium-pacer Talha Zubayer claimed both the wickets in his opening spell. But the hosts' joy was short-lived as Younis came in to dominate the bowling. He put on 92 for the third wicket with Inzamam-ul-Haq (52). Inzamam was trapped leg before by left-arm spinner Enamul Haq, bringing in the dependable Youhana. Younis retired shortly after completing his century. Youhana also reached his hundred before Pakistan declared its innings closed. Bangladesh openers Hannan Sarker (13) and Mehrab Hossain (20) saw off the 16 overs bowled by Pakistan.

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