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Babar Azam Becomes 7th Centurion in High-Scoring England Test

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam joined teammates Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq Saturday in scoring a century — the seventh of the match following England’s earlier four — as the first Test looked headed for a draw in Rawalpindi.

Azam cracked a boundary towards cover off opposition skipper Ben Stokes to reach his eighth century off 126 balls, studded with 13 boundaries.

Pakistan, at 411-3, are in a strong position to reach 458 and avoid the follow-on in reply to England’s mammoth first innings total of 657.