Hafeez scored his maiden double-century

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Shukriya Pakistan

KHULNA: Mohammad Hafeez has scored his maiden double-century on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Khulna on Thursday.

Hafeez has hit 21 boundaries and three sixes to score 200.

Azhar Ali was the lone batsman dismissed in the morning session after Pakistan resumed at 227-1.

Having taken his overnight score of 65 to 83, Azhar was bowled by Shuvagata Hom to end a 227-run partnership for the second wicket with Hafeez.

Younis Khan kept Hafeez company at lunch on 31, the pair having added 56 for the third wicket. But he bowled out after scoring 33 by Taijul Islam.

Bangladesh took the field without captain and wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim, who had injured a finger while attempting to take a catch on the second day.

Imrul Kayes kept wickets and the captaincy was handed to Tamim Iqbal, whose review for a leg-before appeal when Hafeez was on 173 was turned down by both the on-field and TV umpires.

The second and final Test of the short series will start at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka on May 6.

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