Hafeez, Ali put Pakistan in control

Jul 02, 2012, 07:49 IST | AFP

Azhar Ali smashed 157 and Mohammad Hafeez narrowly missed a double century but wet weather dampened Pakistan's hopes of forcing a result over hosts Sri Lanka in the second Test yesterday

Hafeez fell for 196 and Azhar equalled his highest score as the tourists moved from their overnight position of 334-1 to 488-4 on a rain-hit second day at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

Heavy showers on either side of lunch and just before tea allowed just 44 overs to be bowled in the day, in which Pakistan scored 154 runs.

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