Pakistan on Friday started day two of the first Test against England from 282 runs with 6 wickets in hand.
On day two, Pakistan skipper Misbahul Haq was joined by the national side’s Twenty20 skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, after Rahat Ali was bowled on the last delivery of day one.
The right-handed batsman, after scoring an outstanding 100 in his first Test in any ground of England, was not-out at 110 by the end of the first day.
It was a heroic performance as he came in to bat when Pakistan were struggling at 77/3. His 10th Test century also made him the oldest centurion in 82 years.
The evergreen Pakistani batsman led the team from the front by establishing a crucial 148-run stand with Asad Shafiq for the fifth wicket.
Shafiq, who is just a century away from breaking West Indian great Gary Sobers’ record for the most centuries at number six, was dismissed for 73.
Pakistan got off to a cautious start with the first runs coming in the third over of the innings. But first-change Chris Woakes removed both openers with a burst of two wickets for five runs in 16 balls.
The Warwickshire all-rounder led England’s attack with four for 45.