Younus Khan & Misbah-ul-Haq bow out of Test cricket as Pakistan face West Indies

Misbah-ul-Haq is given a guard of honour by his Pakistan team-mates
Misbah was given a guard of honour by West Indies on the way to the crease - and another from his team-mates on the way back to the pavilion
Third Test, Dominica, day four:
Pakistan 376 & 174-8 dec: Yasir 38 not out, Younus 35, Joseph 3-53
West Indies 247 (Chase 69, Abbas 5-46, Yasir 3-126) & 7-1
Pakistan lead by 296 runs

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and legendary batsman Younus Khan were honoured by team-mates and opponents as they played their final Test innings.

With Pakistan in their second innings on the penultimate day of the third Test against West Indies in Dominica, the veteran pair came together at 57-3.

But Misbah, 42, was caught for only two before Younus, 39, top-edged a sweep on 35 from the last ball before tea.

Between them, the duo have scored 15,321 runs in 193 Test appearances.

Both received guards of honour after their final innings.

Misbah announced last month that he would retire from international cricket after this three-Test series in the Caribbean - which is level at 1-1 - shortly after he and Younus were named as two of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year.

Younus, Pakistan's leading Test run-scorer who captained them to World Twenty20 success in England in 2009, revealed his own retirement plans two days later.

The match itself is intriguingly poised going into the final day, with West Indies on 7-1, chasing a victory target of 304 as Pakistan bid to seal a series win in the Caribbean for the first time in their history.

Younus and Misbah's glittering Test careers
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Misbah-ul-Haq is given a guard of honour by the West Indies fielders
Misbah, greeted here by West Indies on his way to the crease, made two from 14 balls before he was out slog-sweeping leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo
Misbah-ul-Haq and Younus Khan
There was no farewell flourish in Dominica as Younus and Misbah's fourth-wicket partnership only produced eight runs
Younus Khan salutes the crowd
Younus departs Test cricket as Pakistan's top scorer - and only the 13th man to pass 10,000 Test runs

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