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Younis, Misbah tons give Pakistan control against Sri Lanka

Experienced batsmen Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit sparkling hundreds as Pakistan took command of the first Test in Abu Dhabi yesterday

Younis hit 136 for his 23rd hundred while Misbah was 105 not out for his fifth as Pakistan reached 327-4 at the close on the second day in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 204.

Misbah ul haq

Asad Shafiq was the other not out batsman with 12 as Pakistan dominated the day after Sri Lanka took two early wickets in the first session.

Pakistan now lead by a healthy 123 runs, primarily because of Younis and Misbah sharing 218 runs for the fourth wicket.
Younis equalled Javed Miandad’s record of 23 centuries, thethird highest for Pakistan in the list topped by Inzamam-ul Haq (25) and Mohd Yousuf (24).

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