Pakistan held a lead of 548 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, with Australia reaching 22 for one before bad light stopped play, having been pummeled all day by the home batsmen.
Unbeaten hundreds by Younis Khan and Azhar Ali enabled Pakistan to reach a score of 304 for the loss of two wickets at stumps on the first day of the second Test against Australia at Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.
As AB de Villiers has demonstrated many times, batting here is not hazardous once you get set, and Pakistan's batsmen are familiar with this ground. The Aussies will need to adapt quickly, but they should find the going a bit easier.
Pakistan find themselves leading a Test series against Australia, which is not something that's happened often this millennium, and they haven't won a Test series against the Aussies in 20 years.
Spinner Taijul Islam played a pivotal role, as Bangladesh trumped Zimbabwe by three wickets on the third day of the first Test match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday.