Pakistan were 210-3 at lunch Sunday on the fourth day of the second Test — 519 ahead of Australia — after Misbah-ul Haq set a world record for the fastest Test half-century.
Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 72 and skipper Misbah was 52 not out as Pakistan inflicted more misery on their opponents at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Misbah’s 50 came off 21 balls, beating the previous record of 24 balls set by South Africa’s Jacques Kallis against Zimbabwe at Cape Town in 2004.
He hit four boundaries and as many sixes. Pakistan, who won the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai, look well set to achieve their first series victory over mighty Australia since 1994.
Resuming on 61-2, the only wicket to fall in the morning session was that of Younis Khan lbw to Steven Smith for 46.
Pakistan had scored 570-6 declared in their first innings and then dismissed Australia for 261.