Michael Vaughan Says Only India Can Beat Australia In Their Home

I've never doubted myself at all- Warner denies thoughts of 'losing it' during Ashes

I've never doubted myself at all- Warner denies thoughts of 'losing it' during Ashes

In reply to the hosts' massive first innings total of 589/3, the visitors were once reeling at 89/6 in the first innings before Babar Azam and Yasir Shah came together for a rescue operation, showing great grit and determination to share a crucial 105-run stand seventh wicket.

Iftikhar Ahmed (10) failed to score big runs and was sent back to the pavilion by Starc.

Four years after sweeping Misbah-ul-Haq's Pakistan 3-0, Australia maintained their ideal record against the Asian side on home soil.

Shaheen Afridi became his fifth, caught at mid-off by Hazlewood on the last ball before dinner, with Australia on the cusp of inflicting another heavy loss on Pakistan after their innings and five runs defeat in the first of the two-Test series at Brisbane.

Pakistan resumed day four on a precarious 39 for three with Masood not out 14 and Shafiq on eight after being bowled out for 302 in their first innings and forced to follow on.

Pakistan lost two wickets cheaply as Imam-ul-Haq (2) and skipper Azhar Ali (9) were scalped by Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins respectively.

Earlier in the day, Australia declared their first innings on 589/6.

Australia were made to work hard for the remaining wickets on day three as Yasir Shah dug in for an unlikely century.

The stocky legspinner was eventually caught in the deep for 113 but not before warming hearts from Peshawar to Karachi as he defiantly clung on to record his maiden test ton.

Stuck on 99 with Hazlewood steaming in, hearts were in mouths as he threw his bat at a fuller delivery, with the lofted shot sailing close to a man at mid-on.

David Warner went past Sir Don Bradman and former Australia captain Mark Taylor's record score of 334 (unbeaten in case of Taylor).

Shafiq was picked by Starc after playing a knock of nine runs.

A fired-up Cummins ended Yasir and Abbas's courageous ninth wicket rearguard at 87 runs with a brute of a short ball that pinged off Abbas's glove and went to Warner at gully.

Any hopes of a rapid collapse were thwarted as Asad (57) carried on his merry way to his second half-century of the series, but Lyon brought about his end as well when he prodded a ball off his hip and into the hands of man of the match David Warner at leg slip.

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