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Steve Smith takes an absolute stunner to dismiss Pakistan's Asad Shafique – Watch Video

Steve Smith takes an absolute stunner to dismiss Pakistan's Asad Shafique – Watch Video

Pakistan batsman Younus Khan notched his 34th test century but Australia had reduced the tourists to 271 for eight.

Pakistan rides on Azhar Ali's century, to close day 2 on 310-6 at a gloomy MCG

Pakistan rides on Azhar Ali's century, to close day 2 on 310-6 at a gloomy MCG

After 39 overs were lost on the opening day, the soggy weather wiped out the entire middle session, frustrating home fans and the Australian bowlers.

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test PREVIEW: Momentum with visitors against weary Aussie bowlers

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd Test PREVIEW: Momentum with visitors against weary Aussie bowlers

The tourists fell just 39 short of a mammoth 490-run target on the fifth and final day of the Gabba Test, led by a magnificent 137 from Asad Shafiq.

Aus vs Pak: After Gabba Test heroics, Asad Shafiq praises resurgence from Pakistan's lower-order

Aus vs Pak: After Gabba Test heroics, Asad Shafiq praises resurgence from Pakistan's lower-order

Pakistan`s ninth-wicket partnership between Shafiq and Yasir Shah (33) delayed Australia`s victory and made their side`s impossible chase look easy.

Australia vs Pakistan: Selectors retain same Aussie squad after 39-run win at the Gabba

Australia vs Pakistan: Selectors retain same Aussie squad after 39-run win at the Gabba

After nail-bitting finish of Gabba Test, Australia decided to retain their squad for Melbourne Test.

Australia vs Pakistan: Waqar Younis slams Younis Khan for RIDICULOUS batting — WATCH

Australia vs Pakistan: Waqar Younis slams Younis Khan for RIDICULOUS batting — WATCH

His reverse seep ended with an easy catch at first slip, taken by Steve Smith.

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Asad Shafiq hundred frustrates Aussie camp

Australia vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Asad Shafiq hundred frustrates Aussie camp

They trail the home side by 107 runs heading into Monday`s final day.

Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test: Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq help hosts post 279/1 on Day 1

Pakistan vs West Indies, 1st Test: Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq help hosts post 279/1 on Day 1

Pakistan closed the opening day of the day-night first Test, played with a pink ball, against West Indies on 279-1 in Dubai on Thursday.

Tons by Asad Shafiq and Younus Khan help Pakistan edge ahead against England

Tons by Asad Shafiq and Younus Khan help Pakistan edge ahead against England

Woakes boosted England spirits late in the day with two wickets in an over.

REVEALED: Why Misbah-ul-Haq saluted, did ten push ups on reaching hundred at Lord's

REVEALED: Why Misbah-ul-Haq saluted, did ten push ups on reaching hundred at Lord's

Misbah and Sarfraz will need to build on the good show from Day 1 on Friday.

Marcus Trescothick warns English batsman against Mohammad Amir's swing for upcoming series

Marcus Trescothick warns English batsman against Mohammad Amir's swing for upcoming series

Amir, who served three months in an English young offenders institute, has only featured in the game`s shorter formats since his return to Pakistan duty in January.

WATCH: Mohammad Amir's sensational spell on comeback against Somerset

WATCH: Mohammad Amir's sensational spell on comeback against Somerset

With swing on offer, Amir once again looked unplayable on a green pitch.

Ton-up Misbah-ul-Haq anchors Pakistan in second Test against England on Day 1

Ton-up Misbah-ul-Haq anchors Pakistan in second Test against England on Day 1

Misbah-ul-Haq hit a brilliant century to help Pakistan post a respectable 282-4 on the opening day of the second Test against England here on Thursday.

Haj-bound Pakistan captain Azhar Ali keen to play Zimbabwe ODIs

Haj-bound Pakistan captain Azhar Ali keen to play Zimbabwe ODIs

Pakistan one-day captain Azhar Ali, wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed and batsman Asad Shafiq, who will be performing Haj this year, have decided to take part in the ODI series against Zimbabwe that is set to take place immediately after the annual Muslim pilgrimage.

2nd Test, Day 4: Azhar Ali stands in way as Sri Lanka dent Pakistan

2nd Test, Day 4: Azhar Ali stands in way as Sri Lanka dent Pakistan

Azhar Ali kept Pakistan afloat with a fighting unbeaten 85 as Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the second Test at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Sunday.

2nd Test: Buoyant Pakistan target series win in Sri Lanka

2nd Test: Buoyant Pakistan target series win in Sri Lanka

A confident Pakistan will aim to clinch a first Test series win in Sri Lanka for nine years when the second match starts at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Asad Shafiq hits century as visitors fight back

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Asad Shafiq hits century as visitors fight back

Asad Shafiq scored a century and Sarfraz Ahmed missed his by four runs as Pakistan fought back gallantly in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday.

1st Test, Day 4: Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq frustrate Sri Lanka

1st Test, Day 4: Sarfraz Ahmed, Asad Shafiq frustrate Sri Lanka

Sarfraz Ahmed once again stood in Sri Lanka`s way as he and Asad Shafiq led Pakistan`s fightback on the scheduled fourth day of the first Test in Galle on Saturday.

2nd Test, Day 2: Dominant Pakistan take charge of Bangladesh in Dhaka

2nd Test, Day 2: Dominant Pakistan take charge of Bangladesh in Dhaka

Azhar Ali smashed a career-best 226 and Asad Shafiq made 107 before the bowlers rattled Bangladesh`s top order to leave Pakistan on top in the second and final Test in Dhaka on Thursday.

2nd Test, Day 2: Azhar Ali hits big hundred as Pakistan flog Bangladesh

2nd Test, Day 2: Azhar Ali hits big hundred as Pakistan flog Bangladesh

Pakistan were 428 for four at lunch on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Thursday.