Sydney: Pakistan are on the verge of Test victory over Australia after restricting hosts to a 80-run lead in the second Test wickets in the hand.
Australia finished at 286 for eight on day three, with Mike Hussey unbeaten on 73 alongside Peter Siddle on 10.
This pair has put on 29 runs for the ninth wicket give Ricky Ponting's men a glimmer of hope as they look to avoid their first loss to Pakistan since the 1994/95 series.
Danish Kaneria (4/17) , was the chief destroyer for Pakistan. Umar Gul grabbed 3/62.
Kaneria removed Marcus North (2), Brad Haddin (15) and Mitchell Johnson (3) after tea as Australia lost five wickets for 87 runs in the final session of the day.