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Hafeez, Shehzad hold fort for Pakistan at tea against Sri Lanka in 1st Test

Mohammad Hafeez (right) is unbeaten on 56 while Ahmed Shehzad is unbeaten on 53 © AFP
Mohammad Hafeez (right) is unbeaten on 56 while Ahmed Shehzad is unbeaten on 53 © AFP

Abu Dhabi: Jan 4, 2014

Pakistan, chasing a target of 302, were 118 for one at tea on the fifth and final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Mohammad Hafeez (56) and Ahmed Shehzad (53) were at the crease, with Pakistan still needing another 184 runs for a win and bat out the possible 33 overs for a draw, the most likely result.

Earlier, Sri Lanka declared their second innings at 480 for five with Angelo Mathews scoring a career-best 157 not out and Prasanna Jayaawardene unbeaten 63.

Junaid Khan finished with three for 93 and Bilawal Bhatti took two for 146.

The second of three Tests starts in Dubai on January 8.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 204 & 480 for 5 decl. (Kaushal Silva 81, Kumar Sangakkara 51, Dinesh Chandimal 89, Angelo Mathews 157*; Junaid Khan 3 for 93, Bilawal Bhatti 2 for 146) lead Pakistan 383 & 118 for 1 (Mohammad Hafeez 56*, Ahmed Shehzad 53*; Suranga Lakmal 1 for 30) by 184 runs.

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