Pakistan's Younis Khan plays a shot during play on the third day of the fourth test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Oval in London on August 13, 2016.  
Pakistan start the third day on 340 for six, 12 runs in front, with Younis ending a run of low scores courtesy of his 101 not out after sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of exactly 150 with Shafiq (109). / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB
Pakistan's Younis Khan plays a shot during play on the third day of the fourth test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Oval in London on August 13, 2016. Pakistan start the third day on 340 for six, 12 runs in front, with Younis ending a run of low scores courtesy of his 101 not out after sharing a fourth-wicket partnership of exactly 150 with Shafiq (109). / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB

London : Younis Khan’s superb double century took Pakistan into a dominant position in the fourth Test against England at The Oval. Riding on veteran batsman’s 218, Pakistan posted 542 all out at tea on the third day in reply to England’s 328. That left Pakistan with a first-innings lead of 214 runs as they looked to end the four-match series all square at 2-2. England were in a spot of bother at 88/4, trailing by 126 runs.

England won the third Test at Edgbaston by 141 runs after overturning a first-innings deficit of 103 runs. But only six times in properly completed matches in the 139-year history of Test cricket have a team come back from more than 200 runs behind on first innings to win. Earlier, Younis received excellent support in a ninth-wicket stand of 97 from Mohammad Amir, whose 39 not out was the left-arm quick’s highest Test score. Younis’s sixth innings of 200 or more in Test cricket was a dramatic way for the 38-year-old to end a run of low scores. He had managed just 122 runs in six previous innings this series.

Eng 1st innings 328

Pak 1st innings 542

Eng 2nd innings

Cook c Iftikhar b Wahab………………7

Hales lbw b Yasir………………………12

Root lbw Yasir………………………….39

Vince c Misbah b Yasir…………………0

Ballance not out…………………………4

Bairstow not out………………………14

Total: (4wkts, 31overs)…………….88

Bowling: Amir 10-3-30-0, Sohail 8-2-18-0, Wahab 4-0-15-1, Yasir 7-3-15-3.

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