Azhar strikes ton as Pakistan secure position

DUBAI: Pakistan batsmen combined the team’s position in opposition to England getting 295 runs for 3 wickets in their 2nd innings at lunch on 3rd day of the 3rd Test match against England at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Young batsman Azhar Ali, who done his 2nd Test hundred, was 115 not out at lunch.

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was also at the crease with 16 run as together so far extra 51 runs for an undefeated 4th wicket stand.

The only batsman out today was Younis Khan, who done 127. He made his 20th Test hundred before stumps on the 1st day.

He and Azhar were concerned in a great partnership of 216 runs for the 3rd wicket which place Pakistan in a strong position against England who previously lost the 1st 2 Tests and were facing a 3-0 clean sweep.

Pakistan extended their lead to 253 runs, adding 73 runs in the 1st term.

The 26 year-old Ali, whose maiden hundred came against Sri Lanka at the same place in October last year, started carefully before hitting left-arm spinner Monty Panesar for 2 boundaries in successive overs to reach the 3-figure mark.

Azhar’s hundred came in 369 minutes with 5 boundaries and a 6.

start again at 222-2 Pakistan slowly extra very useful runs as England, who got the second new ball late on Saturday, attacked with pacemen James Anderson and Stuart Broad in a expect of initial wickets.

Broad provided the breakthrough when he brought one in and caught Younis in front of the wicket. Younis challenged Australian umpire Steve Davis’s verdict but on review had to depart the field.

Younis strike 12 boundaries and a 6 during his 221-ball knock.

Anderson and Panesar also have one wicket every as the bowlers sustained to fight back after the nature of the pitch changed on the 2nd day. As many as 16 wickets down on the 1st day.