Australia is fighting for their 17th consecutive Test win over Pakistan on home soil. Resuming on 2/116 after a rain-interrupted Day 2, the hosts fell short as the tourists took a first-innings lead. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood led an attack to hold the tourists at 7/68. Aamer Jamal and Mohammad Rizwan helped Pakistan reach the lead by 82 at stumps. Australia fell for 299, allowing Pakistan to take the lead. Hazlewood’s six-wicket surge strained Pakistan. Australia still faces a tough challenge if the tourists reach a target of 150. Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne faced slow innings, while Mitchell Marsh and Travis Head failed to make an impact. Jamal’s five wickets led an inspired surge for Pakistan. Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon were dismissed by Jamal, completing his haul of six wickets. Pakistan’s lead quickly disappeared as Australia’s quicks claimed revenge, with Starc and Hazlewood leading the attack. The uneven bounce of the pitch was a contributing factor for the success. Ayub, a newcomer to the side, managed to calm his nerves and provide much-needed support to the team. At the end of a tough match, Australia faces a formidable fight for victory.