Melbourne – Pakistan on Tuesday managed to set 310 runs in 101 overs for the loss of six wickets in first innings as second day’s play was concluded against Australia.
Only 50.3 overs were possible on the day after 50.5 overs were bowled on Monday’s opening day due to intermittent rain.
Azhar Ali, playing in his 56th Test, raised his 12th Test century and third against Australia and is currently at the crease with 139 runs while Muhammad Aamir is not out on 28 runs.
The visitors had lost five very important wickets included Sami Aslam (9), Babar Azam (23), Younis Khan (21), Asad Shafiq (50) and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq (11).
Jackson Bird has taken 3 wickets whereas Josh Hazlewood bagged two and Nathan Lyon sent one Pakistani to pavilion.
Earlier, Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq had won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test.
The Green shirts made one change, with right-arm paceman Sohail Khan replacing left-armer Rahat Ali while the host fielded the same squad who beat Pakistan by 39 runs at Gabba.
Pakistan Test squad: Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Amir, Sohail Khan.
Australia squad for 1st Test: Steven Smith(c), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Lyon, Matt Renshaw, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade.