Opener Dimuth Karunaratne continued his demolition of Pakistani bowlers to take Sri Lanka to 355-4 at tea on the second day of the second and final Test in Dubai on Saturday.
Karunaratne was unbeaten on a solid 170 for his seventh Test hundred, alongside Niroshan Dickwella on 47 not out, as Sri Lanka added 101 runs after resuming at overnight total of 254-3.
That gives Sri Lanka a strong position to force a series win after winning the first Test by 21 runs in Abu Dhabi.
Karunaratne, who resumed at 133, batted with full authority and added 146 for the fourth wicket with skipper Dinesh Chandimal who was the only batsman out in the day for 62.
Karunaratne, who has so far hit 18 boundaries and a six during his 491-minute knock, added another 73 runs for the unbroken fifth wicket stand with Dickwella.
Sri Lankan batting has put Pakistan under submission as their bowlers toiled hard on an unyielding Dubai stadium pitch.
To add to Pakistan’s woes pace spearhead Mohammad Amir walked off the field after a recurring shin injury sustained late on Friday. He managed to bowl just three overs in the day.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah is the pick of the bowlers with 3-120.