Younis Khan got his name into the record books after becoming only the 20th batsman (on 23rd occasion) to score a triple century in Tests.
His innings is the highest by any batsman against Sri Lanka, the previous highest being New Zealander Martin Crowe's 299 at Wellington in 1990-91.
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His 313 is also the third-highest score by a Pakistan batsman, behind Hanif Mohammad's 337 and Inzamam-ul-Haq's 329.
More importantly, he became only the sixth Test captain, and the first from Pakistan to score a triple ton.
Besides saluting Younis' feat, rediff.com takes a look at the other players who scored a triple hundred while captaining their respective sides.
Younis acknowledges the applause of the crowd after scoring a triple hundred in the opening Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi.
Text: Bikash Mohapatra | Photographs: Reuters
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