Pakistan extends lead to 123; Misbah (105*), Younis (136)
ABU DHABHI: Pakistan took lead of 123 runs with six wickets remaining and ended the day at 237-4 of Abu Dhabi test, ARY News reported.
Captain Misbah ul Haq and Yonis Khan scored centuries. Younis got bowled at Sahminda Eranga after scoring 136 but Misbah remained not out at 105.
Younis scored his 23rd century – and sixth against Sri Lanka – while Misbah, posted century for the fifth time in Tests.
Both provided Pakistan a 218-run stand for the fourth wicket that flattened Sri Lanka after an encouraging start, and gave Pakistan a solid first-innings lead.
Younis scored his 23rd century – and sixth against Sri Lanka – while Misbah, unbeaten at the end of the second day, crossed the 100-mark for the fifth time in Tests.
Sri Lanka bowlers worked hard all day, but in good batting conditions, they lacked bite to trouble the batsmen. Eranga took 2 wickets in his 24 overs while Rangana Herath toiled tirelessly for 31 overs, but never looked threatening and remained wicket less.