Sharjah- Hafeez's unbeaten 178 today took Pakistan to a dominant position after they had opted to bat.

Despite the unhelpful conditions, New Zealand had managed to pick up three wickets, including that of Younis Khan, in the first two sessions. But then Misbah-ul-Haq ensured the wobble was a minor one as he provided solid support to Hafeez in a century stand.

Vettori led his team into the ground, knowing this could be his last Test and despite no first-class cricket in almost a year, started off with a maiden.

Pakistan are in command at the end of the day’s play but still, there is a long way to go in this Test match. Hafeez is unbeaten on a big score and is set to score a double century and even Misbah is going strong and is set to score big, looking at the way he has started his knock.