Younis eyes Independence Day win over England

12:07 PM | 14 Aug, 2016
Younis eyes Independence Day win over England
LONDON (APP) - Younis Khan said Pakistan aimed to contribute to the nation´s Independence Day celebrations on Sunday with victory in the fourth Test at The Oval after his double century left the tourists on course for a series-levelling win against England.

Sunday, August 14 marks the 69th anniversary of the founding of Pakistan. It could also well be the day that Pakistan end their four-match series with England all square at 2-2.

Younis´s 218 was the cornerstone of Pakistan´s first innings score of 542. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah then took three for 15 as England slumped to 88 for four in their second innings come the end of Saturday´s third day -- still 126 runs behind, with two days left in the game.

But Younis said victory in south London on Sunday would be especially sweet. "Yes, it would be great and a gift to the nation if we win tomorrow (Sunday)," the 38-year-old told reporters after stumps on Saturday.

"We have four down, so we hope that the victory can be achieved on Independence Day. We had talked about this before the match."

Younis´s sixth innings of 200 or more in Test cricket was a dramatic way for him to end a run of low scores.

He had managed just 122 runs in six previous innings this series, with a best of 33 in Pakistan´s first Test win at Lord´s.

Younis´s poor form had again led to speculation that, at 38, his time in international cricket was coming to an end.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
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Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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