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Pakistan dominate England on Day 2, end on strong note

Pakistan take control of the third Test after Azhar Ali scores a century to guide them to 257/3 on Day 2 against England.

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Azhar Ali’s patient century lifted Pakistan to 257 for three and a dominant position on the second day of the third Test against England at Edgbaston on Thursday. (Source: Reuters)

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England made an early breakthrough with the fourth ball of the day when Mohammad Hafeez cut James Anderson straight to Gary Ballance at point and was out for a duck. (Source: Reuters)

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Sami Aslam, 20, swept spinner Moeen Ali for a four to reach his maiden test fifty in his third match. The right-hander also proved to be able company for Azhar Ali. (Source: Reuters)

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Azhar shared a second-wicket partnership of 181 with Sami Aslam on the way to an excellent knock of 139 as England endured a frustrating day in the field. (Source: AP)

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Sami Aslam was out for 82 after he was caught short of his crease by James Vince. (Source: AP)

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Azhar got to three figures by gloving a Stuart Broad bouncer to the fine leg boundary, celebrating the milestone with 10 press-ups. He continued to punish the England attack, hitting a total of 15 fours and one six, before edging the last ball of the day from Chris Woakes to Alastair Cook at first slip. (Source: AP)