Australia were nine wickets away from a series clean sweep and Pakistan an improbable 410 runs from victory with one day left in the third Test in Sydney on Friday.
Spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed the wicket of debutant opener Sharjeel Khan for 40, caught at mid-wicket, nearing stumps to have Pakistan at 55 for one.
At the close, Pakistan’s leading series scorer Azhar Ali was not out 11 with nightwatchman Yasir Shah on three.
Skipper Steve Smith called a halt to Australia’s second innings at 241 for two with 16 overs left on the fourth day and the tourists facing the herculean task of scoring 465 for victory. — AFP