Mohammad Hafeez pulled a Tim Southee delivery for a boundary to bring up the 200-run mark © AFP
Mohammad Hafeez pulled a Tim Southee delivery for a boundary to bring up the 200-run mark © AFP

Nov 26, 2014

Pakistan breached the 200-run mark with a boundary off the bat of Mohammad Hafeez for the loss of three wickets during the third session of the first day of the final Test against New Zealand at Sharjah on Wednesday. Mohammad Hafeez and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq were unbeaten on scores of 133 and 12 respectively, with tke Pakistani score reading 204 for three after 65 overs.

Pakistan finished at a score of 186 for the loss of three wickets at tea. The hosts resumed from a score of 82 for one after lunch, with Hafeez a big hit away from his half century and Azhar Ali as his companion. After a couple of quiet overs, the duo began to attack the opposition, with Hafeez hitting a majority of the fours as well as a six.

The two were well-settled at the crease with the scoreboard reading 131 for one, when Craig struck again, this time removing Ali, before the latter could reach his half-century. It was not long before Hafeez reached his milestone, with cheers resonating around the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium.

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