Friday cover: Azhar Ali’s century highlights Pakistan’s big day against England

The National's sports cover for Friday, August 5, 2016.

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Azhar Ali racked up his 10th century to help Pakistan out to strong positioning in their third Test with England. Thus he was rewarded with any sportsman’s ultimate prize – by taking The National’s sport cover for Friday, August 5, 2016.

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“The last ball is always nervy – it was a loose shot,” Azhar told Sky Sports. “But I’m really pleased that I got a hundred today. The reputation is we don’t perform in English conditions and you want to prove that wrong.”

Pakistan sits at 257 for three at stumps, 40 runs behind England’s first innings 297.

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