COLOMBO: Pakistan were 334 for one wicket at close on the first day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Mohammad Hafeez roared back to form with an unbeaten century as Pakistan made Sri Lanka pay for a failed gamble.
Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, took advantage of Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene's surprise decision to field first on a good batting track at the Sinhalese Sports Club.
Pakistan first innings
Mohammad Hafeez not out 172
Taufiq Umar c P.Jayawardene b Mathews 65
Azhar Ali not out 92
Extras: (lb-3, nb-2) 5
Total: (one wicket, 90 overs) 334
Fall of wickets: 1-78.
Still to bat: Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Abdur Rehman, Aizaz Cheema, Junaid Khan.
Bowling: Kulasekera 20-4-60-0, Mathews 12-1-45-1 (nb-1), Pradeep 13-3-52-0 (nb-1), Randiv 20-0-83-0, Herath 24-3-82-0, Dilshan 1-0-9-0.
T.Dilshan, T.Paranavitana, K.Sangakkara, M.Jayawardene (captain), T.Samaraweera, A.Mathews, P.Jayawardene, N.Kulasekara, R.Herath, N.Pradeep, S.Randiv. -- AGENCIES