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Hafeez century puts Pakistan on top

Visitor reaches 227 for 1 at stumps on second day after bowlers dismiss Bangladesh for 332

Hafeez century puts Pakistan on top - Cricket News
Mohammad Hafeez's eighth Test century took Pakistan to 227 for 1 in reply to Bangladesh's 332.
Mohammad Hafeez came to the fore for Pakistan with an unbeaten century to take it to 227 for 1 on the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh. At stumps at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna, Pakistan was trailing Bangladesh by 105 runs, having bowled the host out for 332 earlier on Wednesday (April 29). 
Hafeez put on 50 for the opening wicket with Sami Aslam, the debutant left-hand batsman, before Azhar Ali joined Hafeez for an unbeaten second-wicket stand that has so far yielded 177 runs. 
It was the eighth Test century for Hafeez, who struck 12 boundaries and two sixes, and the third in his last four innings. 
Bangladesh found success in the 12th over of the innings. Taijul Islam, the left-arm spinner, tossed one up down the leg side and Aslam ended up getting a glove and Mushfiqur Rahim, the wicketkeeper-captain, took a sharp catch. 
Thereafter, Bangladesh was made to toil hard with no reward. It had its chances but Rahim dropped two catches offered by Azhar, who, along with Hafeez, defied the bowlers for more than 46 overs in good batting conditions. 

Bangladesh also suffered a blow when Rahim had to leave the field due to a bruised finger after tea. Imrul Kayes kept wickets in his absence, while Tamim Iqbal was in charge. 
The day began with Pakistan's bowlers making some quick strikes to bowl out Bangladesh, who resumed on 236 for 4, shortly after lunch. 
Four wickets fell in the morning session, with Yasir Shah, the legspinner, picking two of them. He finished with 3 for 86. 
Rahim (32) and Soumya Sarkar briefly resisted with a 62-run sixth-wicket stand. However, the duo departed in quick succession, with both of them holing out to covers. 
Taijul was castled by Shah shortly before lunch before Wahab Riaz cleaned up the tail soon after the break. Riaz and Yasir picked up three wickets each, while Hafeez and Zulfiqar took two apiece.

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