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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Cricket: 2nd Test, 2nd Day's Play. Pakistan gallops to 273 for 2 in reply to India's 407

Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana score unbeaten centuries.

Centuries by Younis Khan (108 n.o. from 167 balls with 14 fours) and Yousuf Youhana (101 n.o. from 172 balls with 13 fours), and their unbeaten third wicket partnership of 203 runs put Pakistan in a strong position to take the first innings lead tomorrow. Yousuf Youhana reached his hundred with a four to the midwicket fence off the bowling of Harbhajan on the last ball of the day's play.

Pakistan's first innings started with a flourish. Shahid Afridi scored 29 runs (7 fours) in quick time before he was caught by Sachin off Irfan Pathan. The other opener, Taufeeq Umar was caught by Harbhajan off Balaji and Pakistan were 2 down with 70 on board.

Younis Khan, who had a lean run with the bat in the last few matches was joined Yousuf Youhana who had earlier looked susceptible against Irfan's left-arm pace. However that was not to be today as both scored at a brisk pace of more than four runs per over and remained unbeaten at stumps on the 2nd day.

I'll post more once I watch the highlights of the day's play.

India v. Pakistan. 2nd Test. End of 2nd Day's Play. Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Brief Scores:
India...1st Innings...407 All Out
Pakistan...1st Innings...273 for 2

- Read the complete scorecard at the end of 2nd Day's play.
- Read more on Cricinfo.

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