Pakistan declared at 443 for nine in their first innings with Azhar Ali unbeaten on 205 shortly after lunch on the third day of the second Test against Australia in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq called a halt when Wahab Riaz was caught and bowled by Josh Hazlewood for one.

Only the West Indies great Viv Richards has hit a higher score (208) by a visiting batsman at the Melbourne Cricket Ground than Azhar’s epic knock off 364 balls with 20 fours.

Hazlewood also finished with his 100th Test wicket with the dismissal of Wahab. Both Hazlewood and Jackson Bird finished with three wickets each.



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