Pakistan were at 144-2 on the second day of the first Test against England at Dubai Stadium here on Wednesday, trailing England’s first innings total of 192 by 48 runs.
Mohammad Hafeez was unbeaten on 77 and Younis Khan was on 16.
In yesterday’s match, Saeed Ajmal claimed a career-best seven for 55 in the England innings as the tourists slumped to 43 for five before managing to reach 192 courtesy wicket-keeper Matt Prior’s 70. In reply, Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar took Pakistan to 42 without loss at stumps.
While Ajmal celebrated a superb performance that left the England batsmen perplexed, Prior said the pitch had no demons and insisted that it was a ‘good surface’.
Prior also praised Graeme Swann, who made 34 and stuck around with the wicket-keeper to add a valuable 57 for the eighth wicket after they were reduced to 94 for seven.