He then removed Ahmed Shehzad with a delivery that was fuller and moved a shade to find the edge which was taken by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The best was saved for Umar Akmal who got a ball that came back sharply to send his middle-stump for a walk. Skipper Dhoni decided to use him in a single spell and he ended with brilliant figures of 4-0-9-3.
Down in the dumps at 12 for three, skipper Hafeez and senior player Malik came together and slowly built a partnership.
In Image: Gambhir and Rahane run between the wickets