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Abu Dhabi: Younis Khan and Misbah-ul Haq hit sparkling hundreds as Pakistan took charge in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Younis hit 136 for his 23rd hundred, while Misbah was batting on 105, as Pakistan reached 327/4 at close on Day 2, in reply to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 204.

Asad Shafiq (12) was keeping Misbah company, as Pakistan dominated the day. Sri Lanka took two early wickets in the first session, but after that the Pak batsmen took over.

Pakistan now lead by 123 runs, primarily because of Younis and Misbah sharing 218 runs for the fourth wicket.

Younis hit spinner Rangana Herath for his 13th boundary to complete his hundred, taking just 47 balls for his second 50 runs. He also hit a six.