Pakistan extended their lead to 231 runs as they went in for tea with the score at 309 for seven. Younis Khan, who scored his 22nd Test century, remained not out on 136 and had Saeed Ajmal for company.
Resuming on 258 for five, Pakistan’s scoring rate dipped as the Zimbabwean bowlers kept it tight in the second session. Adnan Akmal, who was unbeaten on 46 in the first session, reached his half-century.
The duo added 118 runs for the sixth wicket before Akmal was run out due to a mix up between the two batsmen. Akmal departed for a well-made 64.
Abdur Rehman walked out and last for 30 deliveries before being trapped in from of his stumps by Prosper Utseya to leave the visitors at 309 for seven. Ajmal arrived at the crease and the teams went in for tea a couple of overs later at the same score.
Pakistan 249 (Azhar Ali 78, Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Saeed Ajmal 49; Tendai Chatara 3 for 64, Tinashe Panyangara 3 for 71) and 309 for 7 (Younis Khan 136*, Misbah-ul-Haq 52; Adnan Akmal 46*; Tinashe Panyangara 2 for 23, Tendai Chatara 2 for 77) lead Zimbabwe 327 (Sikandar Raza 60, Malcolm Waller 70, Elton Chigumbura 69; Saeed Ajmal 7 for 95) by 231 runs.