Double ton Younis boosts Pakistan
Pakistan had the best of the fourth day of their first Test against Zimbabwe thanks to a double-century from Younis Khan.
With the match seemingly in the balance and with both sides enjoying spells of dominance, Younis' contribution was a big part of Pakistan's total of 419 for nine declared as they set the hosts 342 for victory.
The Zimbabwe openers were tasked with navigating the last few overs of a crucial day but came up short as Tino Mawoyo was trapped lbw by Saeed Ajmal for two, restricting them to 13 for one at the close.
Younis proved to be the anchor that the visitors needed, putting on 118 for the sixth wicket with Adnan Akmal (64) to add to Thursday's stand of 116 for the fourth with captain Misbah-ul-Haq (52).
A huge six brought up the third double-hundred of the 35-year-old's Test career, with Misbah promptly declaring and putting Zimbabwe back in to bat.
Rahat Ali had offered valuable support from number 11, cracking three fours and three sixes in an unbeaten 35 from just 40 balls in a partnership worth 88.
They came together with the score on 331 for nine after Prosper Utseya claimed the wickets of Abdur Rehman, Ajmal and Junaid Khan in fairly quick succession.
Younis and Adnan had spent the first half of the day building their impressive partnership after Asad Shafiq was dismissed for his overnight 15.
It ended when the wicketkeeper was run out, with Younis selling his partner short as he searched for a second run. Adnan faced 154 balls and hit eight fours.
It looked as though the tail would then be skittled without too much hassle until Rahat's cameo and Younis' continued push to an unbeaten 200, which came from 404 balls with 15 fours and three sixes.