Pakistan in complete control It was another tight contest between bat and ball early on. It wasn't plain sailing for Pakistan as Sri Lanka bowled tightly with runs coming at a slow rate in the first two sessions but then it all changed towards the end as runs came briskly. Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf were expected to add most runs for Pakistan but Younis (19) fell to a dodgy decision while Yousuf (23) fell to a beautiful delivery by Rangana Herath as Pakistan slumped to 67-4. From here on, Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Malik went about the repair work with the runs still coming slowly. Both partnered well and took Pakistan's lead beyond 200 before tea. Misbah was slow in start but he managed to pick up the pace well in the post lunch session while Malik played with more freedom. Misbah completed his third Test fifty off 104 balls as Pakistan went into tea at 168-4. The century stand between Misbah and Malik wiped out the advantage taken by Sri Lanka in the first session. The partnership (119 runs) eventually ended when Misbah fell for 65 (149 balls, five fours and a six). Pakistan are desperately looking to deny Sri Lanka a whitewash. After the departure of Misbah, Kamran Akmal came in and played nice little cameo as Pakistan's lead swelled and so did their grip on the match. The stoic batsman added 114 runs for the sixth wicket with Shoaib Malik at a really good rate. Pakistan ended the day at 300-5 with an overall impressive lead of 366. Malik ended the day at 106 not out (186 balls, 10 fours and two sixes) while Kamran Akmal was unbeaten on 60 (68 balls, five fours and a six). Sri Lankan bowlers had to toil hard in terms of wickets on day three as only four wickets fell in the day's play. On day four they should aim to add maximum runs to the overnight total and put pressure on Sri Lanka. Chasing any total of over 300 in fourth innings is a tough task and as spinners are in rhythm Pakistan have a very good chance of winning this Test now.