Starting the day at 168 for four with Khan on 76 and Asad Shafiq on 15, Zimbabwe struck early to remove Shafiq in the first over of the day. Facing his first ball of the day, Shafiq was in two minds when he offered a forward defensive stroke to a length delivery from Tendai Chatara. The ball swung in and went through the gap between bat and pad to hit the stumps.
Younis was joined by Akmal in the middle with Zimbabwe looking to run through the second half of the line-up. The duo combined to add 89 runs for the sixth wicket as Pakistan did not lose any more wickets before heading in for lunch.
During this partnership, Younis brought up his 22nd Test century and his first against Zimbabwe. With Younis going solid at one end, Akmal took a few risks and scored at a brisk rate. His innings included seven boundaries.
Pakistan 249 (Azhar Ali 78, Misbah-ul-Haq 53, Saeed Ajmal 49; Tendai Chatara 3 for 64, Tinashe Panyangara 3 for 71) and 258 for 5 (Younis Khan 115*, 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 180 runs.