DUBAI: Younis Khan completed his 31st century as Pakistan amassed a formidable lead on the fourth day of the second Test against England on Sunday.
The century now catapults Younis Khan to 10th position on the list of Test batsmen with the highest number of 100s – the only Pakistani batsman on the list.
Younis was unbeaten on 112 and Asad Shafiq 47 not out as Pakistan reached 311-4 at lunch, extending their lead to 447 at the Dubai stadium.
Younis punched paceman Stuart Broad to the point boundary for his 11th four to reach three figures off 193 balls, his third hundred against England.
He has so far hit 12 boundaries during his 203-ball stay and added 87 in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand with Shafiq.
Pakistan, resuming on 222-3, looked for quick runs to set England a target and secure a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The first Test in Abu Dhabi ended in a draw.
Misbah had scored a brilliant 102 in Pakistan’s first innings of 378, but failed to add to his overnight 87.
He played an uppish shot to a slower delivery from fast bowler James Anderson which landed in the safe hands of Alastair Cook at mid-off.
Misbah hit eight boundaries and five sixes in his enterprising 147-ball innings.
England’s bowlers failed to make an impact on the fourth-day pitch, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid costing 90 runs in his 22 wicket-less overs.
Anderson with 2-22 and Mark Wood 2-29 were the most successful bowlers.
The third and final Test will be in Sharjah starting on November 1.