Pak ride on Younis ton to take 2-0 lead

Southampton, September 6 :

Younis Khan hit 101 to guide Pakistan to a two-wicket win over England on Tuesday and an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the one-day series. Pakistan chased England’s 271, largely through Khan’s 167-run third-wicket stand with Mohammad Yousuf. It reached 274 with six balls to spare.

Khan and Yousuf steadied Pakistan after it fell to 29-2, bringing the innings to 196-3 before Khan was caught by Stuart Broad off Marcus Trescothick. Opener Shoaib Malik was out for one after just six balls when he was caught by Paul Collingwood at cover. Mohammad Hafeez reached 20 before he was run out on a diving throw from captain Andrew Strauss.

Khan hit 13 boundaries in his 109-ball innings for his second one-day century. Yousuf was out for 60 when he was bowled by Jamie Dalrymple with Pakistan on 215. Inzamam then guided Pakistan to the win, reaching 44 not out as four batting partners were dismissed.

Broad had the best bowling figures of 3-57, with Jon Lewis taking 2-32. England hasn’t won a limited-overs match against a Test-playing nation in its last nine attempts.

Pakistan won the second one-dayer by seven wickets on Saturday and the opening game was declared a no result because of rain.