Pakistan were precariously placed at 15-2 on day two . Nightwatchman Abdur Rauf (31) added 50 runs for the third wicket with Younus Khan and took the shine off the new ball. However, both Rauf and Younis fell one after the other as Pakistan slumped to 80-4 before lunch. From here on Mohammad Yousuf took control of the proceedings and he found an able ally in Misbah-ul-Haq. Both batsmen played with control and gathered runs at a decent rate. They didn't allow the bowlers especially Ajantha Mendis to settle in which was vital to Pakistan's success. They added 139 runs for the fifth wicket which enabled Pakistan to call the shots. Once Misbah fell to Rangana Herath for 56, Shoaib Malik joined Yousuf who by that time was in total control. Yousuf reached his 24th Test hundred off 157 balls enabling Pakistan to dominate the proceedings even further. Yousuf played with all the grace and elegance. He added another 75 runs with Shoaib Malik for the sixth wicket. Both Yousuf (114 off 185 balls, 10 fours) and Malik (36 off 72 balls, two fours) fell towards the end of day but not before giving Pakistan an upper hand. Nuwan Kulasekara was pick of Sri Lankan bowlers ending the day with 4-70. Pakistan should have gathered more runs especially after the platform laid by Mohammad Yousuf. Day three will be important. Pakistan's bowlers will have to bowl well once again and restrict the Sri Lankan batsmen. Umar Gul, Mohammed Aamer and Saeed Ajmal will have crucial roles to play.