Saturday 10 December 2011 

Hafeez Century Increases Pakistan's Advantage

Hafeez Century Increases Pakistan's Advantage
Hafeez Century Increases Pakistan's Advantage
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Bangladesh 135 (Abdur Rehman 3-9) v
Pakistan 415-4 (Mohammad Hafeez 143)
First Test, Chittagong, day two

Mohammad Hafeez stroked a century as Pakistan built a 280-run lead over Bangladesh on day two of the first Test in Chittagong.

Replying to Bangladesh's meagre first innings of 135, Pakistan closed on 415 for four after Younus Khan (96 not out) and Taufeeq Umar (61) also registered half-centuries.

Openers Hafeez and Umar extended their partnership to 164 before Umar was trapped in front by Mahmudullah but Hafeez added 56 with Azhar Ali (26) as he made his way to his fourth Test century and career-best score.

He fell when he was trapped in front by left-armer Elias Sunny, who struck again to remove Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the same manner for 20.

Younus then made his way to 96 in 155 balls and Asad Shafiq stroked a fluent unbeaten 40 in 103 balls, hitting three fours and two sixes, to put their side in complete control of the match.

Spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman took three wickets apiece to make good Misbah's decision to bowl first on the opening day.

© Cricket World 2011

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