Pakistan was 271 for eight, trailing Australia by 267 at the close of day three of the third and final test in Sydney. PTV Sports is telecasting the match live. Veteran Younis Khan claimed his 34th test century and first in Australia to keep Pakistan’s first innings barely alive the 39-year-old became the first batsman to score test hundreds in 11 countries as he turned around an indifferent series with his first century since October.
He fought back from a dreadful mix-up which led to the run-out of the team’s leading scorer of the series, Azhar Ali, to spearhead the Pakistan Fightback on a rain-affected day three. Younis showed Australia his undoubted quality with 15 fours and a six off Nathan Lyon, with his century coming off 208 balls. While Younis held one end, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq continued his hapless series when he holed out to deep mid-wicket off Lyon. Azhar was run out for 71 in a poor piece of running with younis, when he could not beat home Mitchell Starc’s throw from mid-on to the striker’s end. In five innings, Azhar has scored 395 runs in this series at 98.75.
Asad Shafiq was out to left-arm spinner Steve O’keefe. Wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed was caught in the gully off Starc for 18 late in the day and Mohammad Amir played a rash shot to be caught in the deep off Lyon for four. Lyon grabbed a third wicket when he bowled Wahab Riaz for eight in the day’s penultimate over at stumps, Younis khan was on 136 with Yasir Shah not out five Australia have already won the series after victories in Brisbane and Melbourne tests as Pakistan battle to avoid their 12th straight test defeat in Australia.