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Yousuf secures Pakistan draw
Mohammad Yousuf sticks around to frustrate the West Indies and earn the draw.
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2006 19:18 GMT

Mohammed Yousuf chats with the West Indian players after the second test

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf fell agonisingly close to a double century, but he will find solace in his 191 run innings helping salvage a draw in the second Test to maintain his side's 1-0 advantage in their series against the West Indies.
The middle order batsman guided his side to 461-7 on the fifth and final day of the Test, frustrating the West Indies attack.

It was Yousuf's seventh century of the year and the 21st of his career in his stand which included 21 boundaries.

He equals the record jointly held by the West Indian Vivian Richards and Sri Lankan Aravinda de Silva. Richards hit seven hundreds in 1976 while De Silva recorded the feat in 1997.
   
Yousuf  was finally dismissed by left-arm spinner Dave Mohammed, caught at mid-wicket by Shivnarine Chanderpaul. But by then the home team had built a lead of 227 runs and the West Indies had no option but to settle for a draw.

The West Indies had two close lbw decisions turned down by the umpires and Runako Morton put down a straight forward catch when he was on 108. 

Yousuf was also part of the crucial 152 run partnership for the sixth wicket with Abdul Razzaq.

The 32 year old has been in prolific form in 2006, hitting 192 in Pakistan's nine-wicket win in the first Test in Lahore last week.

He has now accumulated 1562 runs in ten Tests this year. The record of most runs in a calendar year is held by West Indian Richards, who notched 1710 runs in 11 Tests in 1976.

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