Zimbabwe face an uphill task against Pakistan as they resume at 13 for one on Day Five, in pursuit of 342 runs to win in the first Test match at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on Saturday.
Younis Khan hit a double century as Pakistan wrested control. Younis hit 200 not out to enable Pakistan to declare on 419 for nine, setting Zimbabwe an unlikely 342 to win, AFP reported.
Zimbabwe were 13 for one at the close, losing opening batsman Tino Mawoyo in the last over of the day, leg before wicket to Saeed Ajmal.
Off-spinner Ajmal, who took seven for 95 in the first innings, will be the main threat to the Zimbabwe batsmen on the last day on a deteriorating pitch.
It was a monumental performance by Younis, who batted for 10 hours 12 minutes and faced 404 balls, knowing for much of his innings that his side would be in danger of defeat if he was dismissed.
Pakistan 249 and 419 for 9 decl. (Younis Khan 200*, Adnan Akmal 64; Prosper Utseya 3 for 137, Tinashe Panyangara 2 for 42) lead Zimbabwe 327 and 13 for 1 (Vusimuzi Sibanda 5*; Saeed Ajmal 1 for 1) by 328 runs.