Abu Dhabi: Australia, chasing a mammoth 603-run target, were 36-2 at tea on the fourth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.
David Warner (24) and skipper Michael Clarke (two) were at the crease with Australia still needing another 567 runs to avoid a 2-0 series whitewash.
Pakistan declared their second innings on 293-3 after their captain Misbah-ul Haq smashed the fastest ever Test half-century off just 21 balls and equalled the 28-year-old record for the fastest century off 56 balls.
Misbah finished on 101 not out -- his second hundred of the match -- a feat matched by Azhar Ali who followed his hundred in the first innings with 100 in the second.
Pakistan lead the two-match series 1-0 after they won the first Test by 221 runs in Dubai.
They last beat Australia in a test series in 1994, a 1-0 victory at home.