Misbah-ul-Haq matches fastest Test century record

Pakistan cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq plays a shot during the first day of the opening Test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on August 6, 2014
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Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq matches the record for the fastest every Test century to leave his side in complete control against Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq tied the record for the fastest ever Test century by hitting a ton off just 56 balls on the fourth day of the second Test against Australia.

After making the fastest 50 in the morning session, the batsman continued to pile on the runs in the afternoon alongside Azhar Ali.

The duo both passed the 100 mark midway through the afternoon - Misbah at the same pace as Sir Viv Richards did in 1986 - leaving the hosts to declare at 293-3 for a lead of 602 runs in Abu Dhabi.

David Warner and Chris Rogers saw their opening partnership cut short when the latter edged Zulfiqar Babar to Asad Shafiq.

Glenn Maxwell [four] followed a couple of overs later as Babar continued to get the better of the Australian batsmen.

Warner will resume on 24, while captain Michael Clarke picked up two before the end of the session to leave the tourists on 36-2, trailing by 566 runs.

Pakistani bowler Zulfiqar Babar celebrates the dismissal of Australian batsman David Warner during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on October 25, 2014
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