Edgbaston Test: Younis, Misbah look to consolidate Pak’s position


BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan on Friday started day three of the third Test against England at three down for 257.
After Pakistan’s One-Day International skipper, Azhar Ali, was caught in the slips off Chris Woakes on the last ball of day two, Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq joined veteran batsman Younis Khan to begin proceedings.
Azhar, along with 20-year-old Sami Aslam, put Pakistan on track after the visitors faced an early blow when Mohammad Hafeez, playing his 50th Test, handed a catch to Gary Ballance at backward-point on the fourth ball of the day.
The right and left-hand combo of Azhar and Aslam put a 181-runs stand for the second wicket.
The partnership, however, broke when a mix up between the two batsmen provided James Vince with an opportunity to run Aslam out on 82.
Azhar registered his 10th century and first one overseas as he scored 139.