Pakistan's Younus out for a first-ball duck in Shield debut

Published: Friday, October 24, 2008, 15:25 [IST]
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Pakistan Test batsman Younus Khan made a disastrous debut for South Australia when he was dismissed for a first-ball duck against New South Wales in their match here Friday.

The 30-year-old tried to withdraw his bat from his first delivery from medium-pacer Dominic Thornely outside off-stump during the Sheffield Shield match only to be caught off his glove by wicketkeeper Daniel Smith.

It was a blow for South Australia, who view the right hander as the player to turn around their fortunes after several under-achieving seasons.

South Australia recovered from 61 for three at the time of Younus' dismissal to finish the opening day all out for 313 with skipper Graham Manou topscoring with 80.

Younus only arrived last week to join South Australia after completing international commitments with the Pakistan team in Canada.

Younus has scored 4,816 runs in 58 Tests at an average of 49.14 with 15 centuries and has played 175 one-day internationals for Pakistan since 2000.

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