Accessibility links

Cricket: Pakistan Leads India After Day One of 1st Test


Pakistan's cricket team is off to a good start in the first test against visiting India in Lahore. Vice-captain Younis Khan registered his 10th test century, unbeaten on 147 as the Pakistanis posted a formidable 326-2 on the opening day.

Khan put on 124 for the second wicket with opener Shoaib Malik (59) and a scintillating 190 in 163 minutes for the third with Mohammad Yousuf, who was unbeaten on 95.

Khan's return to form after failing to get a half-century in the previous home series against England was marked with glorious strokes on both sides of the wicket.

Earlier, India ended the suspense over its team composition by playing former captain Sourav Ganguly. Before the toss, Ganguly was seen in an animated discussion with his captain Rahul Dravid.

This is the third cricket series between the neighbors in two years. It includes two more tests, one in Faisalabad and the other in Karachi.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

XS
SM
MD
LG