Pakistan sitting pretty at the end of day two

Published: Friday, April 16, 2004, 0:58 [IST]
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Lahore:Pakistan rode on centuries from Imran Farhat and skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq to set the stage for a huge first innings lead over India in the second cricket Test which was marred by some controversial umpiring decisions on the second day in Lahore on Tuesday.

After 22-year-old Farhat laid the platform with a sparkling 101, Inzamam led from the front with an unbeaten 118 as Pakistan reached 355 for three at stumps in reply to India's first innings score of 287.

Inzamam's unbroken 150-run partnership with his deputy Yousuf Youhana, batting on 62, saw the hosts gain the upperhand over the visitors for the first time in the series, which Pakistan trail 1-0, with a lead of 68.

After the historic innings and 52-run victory in the first Test, Rahul Dravid and his men were at the receiving end for most part of the day, claiming only two wickets on a track which had lost its juice and gave little support to the Indian bowlers who toiled without much luck.

There were three close desicions which went in Pakistan's favour in the final session of the day.

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