Pakistan crumble around Younis hundred

Pakistan 8 for 271 (Younis 136*, Azhar 71, Lyon 3-98) trail Australia 8 for 538 dec by 267 runs
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Younis Khan made his 34th Test century, drawing level with Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara and Mahela Jayawardene © AFP

Good things come to those who wait. For the SCG crowd it was a couple of sessions of full-blooded play after waiting more than four hours in the rain. For Younis Khan it was a first century in Australia at the end of a barren tour. Most importantly, it was a rush of wickets for the patient hosts to give them a firm grip of the Pink Test with two days left.

The wickets were as much due to Pakistani inattention as Australian excellence, with Azhar Ali and the captain Misbah-ul-Haq most due for introspection after falling prey to a run-out and a slog at Nathan Lyon, respectively. Asad Shafiq fell to a sublime catch by Steven Smith when he was already appealing for lbw, while Sarfraz Ahmed was accounted for by the extra bounce of the new ball in Mitchell Starc’s hands.

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Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @danbrettig

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