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04-Aug-2016 17:48:00 GMT
England v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, day 2

Azhar Century and Aslam Puts Pakistan on Top

Birmingham: England were made to toil by a century from Azhar Ali as Pakistan dominated day two of the third Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Azhar Ali, right-hander scored his 10th Test ton.

Azhar, dropped twice, made 139 before being caught at first slip off Chris Woakes to the final ball of the day.

He shared a second-wicket stand of 181 with recalled opener Sami Aslam, who was run out by James Vince for 82.

Pakistan's success looked unlikely when Mohammad Hafeez fell to James Anderson in the first over but they closed on 257-3, only 40 behind.

This was a chastening day for England, one which put their score of 297 into some context, but the late wicket of Azhar provided a cause for optimism for day three.

While the hosts now must take wickets early on Friday, Pakistan have the opportunity to build a big first-innings lead, one which could give them control of the match and the four-match series, which is level at 1-1.

Brief scores
England -
297 (Ballance 70, Moeen 63, Sohail 5-96)
Pakistan - 257/3 (Azhar 139, Aslam 82)
Status - Pakistan trail by 40 runs

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