By CricketCountry Staff
Colombo: Jun 30, 2012
Hafeez was unbeaten on 172, accompanied by Azhar at 92. Azhar is now only eight runs from his third Test century.
Hafeez earned a lucky break just before tea when he was caught down the leg-side by wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene, but television replays confirmed Angelo Mathews had sent down a no-ball.
The century helped Hafeez overcome the disappointment of losing the opening encounter in Galle by 209 runs, where he led Pakistan in the absence of the banned Misbah-ul Haq.
Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, took advantage of Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene's surprise decision to field first on a good batting track at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 334 for 1 (Mohammad Hafeez 172*, Azhar Ali 92*, Taufeeq Umar 65; Angelo Mathews 1 for 45) vs Sri Lanka