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Younis Khan ton puts Pak in command against England

Dubai: Pakistan grabbed three wickets including the key scalp of Alastair Cook to sense victory in the second Test against England after Younis Khan smashed a century here yesterday.

Younis Khan celebrates his 100 against England yesterday. Pic/AFP
Younis Khan celebrates his 100 against England yesterday. Pic/AFP

Pakistan will need another seven wickets to force a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after Younis' brilliant 118 helped them set a daunting 491-run target for England.

The first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi. At close England were 130-3 with Joe Root unbeaten on a fighting 59 and with him Jonny Bairstow on six not out as they still need 361 for an unlikely victory or bat out the final day on a weary Dubai stadium pitch today.

Brief scores
Pakistan 378 & 354-6 decl (Younis Khan 118, Misbah-ul-Haq 87 Asad Shafiq 79; J Anderson 2-22) vs England 242 & & 130-3 (J Root 59*, I Bell 46; Imran Khan 1-16)

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