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  • 9:48 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 244 | Overs 80.2| Target: 465| Sarfraz Ahmed 72 (70): All over for Pakistan! They have lost the match by 220 runs and have conceded the 3-match series 3-0. Sargraz remains unbeaten on 72. This is the first time that they have lost 6 Tests in a row. As far as Australia are concerned, they will be delighted with the scoreline after being whitewashed in Sri Lanka and losing the home series against South Africa. OUT! Mohammad Aamer run out 5 (20), Imran Khan c Bird (sub) b Starc 0 (4)

  • 9:10 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 202/8 | Overs 73| Target: 465| Sarfraz Ahmed 37 (50): Misbah once again throws his wicket away. He tries to go after a flighted delivery from O’Keefe, mistimes it and it lands into the safe hands of Lyon at mid off. Wahab Riaz is the new batsman in. He immediately starts going after the bowling, but is adjudged out after the snicko showed a spike. OUT! Misbah-ul-Haq c Lyon b O’Keefe 38 (98), Wahab Riaz 12 (8)

  • 8:33 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 159/6 | Overs 64| Target: 465| Misbah-ul-Haq 28 (64), Sarfraz Ahmed 14 (27): Pakistan have gone past the 15-run mark. australian bowlers are keeping it tight. It’s pretty tense out there. If Aystralia get another wicket, they are well and truly into the tail. From there, they will fancy their chances of running through the batsmen easily.

  • 8:19 AM IST

    This is how the local lad was welcomed at the SCG:

  • 8:06 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 136/6 | Overs 58| Target: 465| Misbah-ul-Haq 19 (64), Sarfraz Ahmed 0 (3): Pakistan have lost the wicket of Shafiq. Shafiq looked in really good touch. He eventually dragged one back on to his stumps. Starc and Hazlewood too have bowled well in tandem so far. This partnership is between Misbah and Shafiq was slowly blossoming, before it was brought to an end by Starc. OUT! Asad Shafiq b Starc 30 (55)

  • 7:13 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 128/5 | Overs 53| Target: 465| Misbah-ul-Haq 18 (57), Asad Shafiq 23 (35): And that’s lunch! Pakistan still long way off, but Australia on the other hand need just 5 more wickets in the next two sessions to win this match and complete a 3-0 whitewash. Misbah and Shafiq are the two unbeaten batsmen for Pakistan at the moment. Sarfraz Ahmed is up next, followed by the tail.

  • 6:52 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 123/5 | Overs 50| Target: 465| Misbah-ul-Haq 18 (49), Asad Shafiq 18 (25): Asad Shafiq has looked positive, but time is of the essence here. He was given a lucky break when Smith dropped a tough chance at second slip. Misbah has played a steady innings so far and is controlling his urge of going after the spinners, like he did unsuccessfully in the first innings.

  • 6:33 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 101/5 | Overs 45| Target: 465| Misbah-ul-Haq 10 (39), Asad Shafiq 4 (5): Yasir Shah’s resistance comes to an end as he is caught at second slip off O’keefe. The umpires go upstairs of the catch by Bird was clean and it was. Asad Shafiq has come out to the crease to join Misbah. OUT! Yasir Shah c (sub) Bird b O’Keefe 13 (93)

  • 6:07 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 92/4 | Overs 39| Target: 465| Yasir Shah 10 (71), Misbah-ul-Haq 8 (30): Pakistan are going at a snail’s pace at the moment. They really have not made much progress in the last 4-5 overs or so, but more importantly, have not lost a single wicket. Australia will look to pick up a couple more at least before the first session ends.

  • 5:55 AM IST

    Younis fell 23 short of 10,000 today

  • 5:44 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 90/4 | Overs 34| Target: 465| Yasir Shah 8 (59), Misbah-ul-Haq 8 (12): Younis Khan has been dismissed after he looks to clear the in-field off Lyon, Hazlewood takes an easy catch in the end. Pakistan are in deep trouble now and will need something special from Misbah and the rest of the batsmen to ensure they play out a draw. Nightwatchman Yasir Shah is still out there.

  • 5:36 AM IST

    It just keeps getting better and better for Peter Handscomb

  • 5:22 AM IST

    LIVE: Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test, Day 5, PAK 82/3 | Overs 29| Target: 465| Yasir Shah 8 (46), Younis Khan 13 (26): Hazlewood has picked up both wickets to fall this morning. he first got rid of Azhar Ali and followed it up with the wicket of Babar Azam to put Pakistan in control. Youis Khan has to once again bat for a long period and get Pakistan out of trouble. OUT! Azhar Ali c & b Hazlewood 11 (54), Babar Azam LBW b Hazlewood 9 (11)

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A 3-0 defeat against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka, followed by a 2-1 defeat back home against South Africa, and now on the verge of whitewashing Pakistan in a three-match series: Australia’s journey in the past 6 months has been nothing but topsy-turvy. They will then tour India for four Tests, a series they are likely to lose given the form the No. 1 team has been in of late. But that is a different tale for a different day. At present, Australia are  9 wickets away from beating Pakistan 3-0. This and more facts, figures, anecdotes, tweets will be shared on this CricketCountry’s live cricket updates of the third and final Test at SCG.

In this very Test, Younis Khan reached 1,000 runs against Australia. In this very Test, he scored his 34th hundred. In this very Test, he may as well become the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 runs, for he is 36 runs shy. Younis has had a terrific time in the Sydney Test. He remained unbeaten on 175, helping Pakistan post 315 after Australia had scored 538 for 8 declared in the first innings. His innings was studded with 17 fours and 3 sixes. However, other than Azhar Ali (71) and Younis, none of the batsmen posed threat for the home team.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Australia vs Pakistan 3rd Test at Sydney

For Australia, Josh Hazlewood (4) and Nathan Lyon (3) took bulk of the wickets.

David Warner continued his rampage in the second innings as well, scoring 55 off 27 — the fastest half-century for Australia. In the first innings he had scored a stunning 113 in the first session on Day One, bagging yet another record.

Nonetheless, Matt Renshaw, who scored 184 in the first innings, did not come to bat, following concussions. He was hit twice on his head during the match, and had complained of headaches. Hence, Usman Khawaja opened with Warner and blasted 79 off 98. To make matters worse for Pakistan, Steven Smith added 59 off just 43, helping his team post a target of 465 for the fallible visitors.

In the series opener Pakistan fell short by 39 runs in the pursuit of 490.

They, however, started off scoring runs at a rate of over 3.5 thanks to Sharjeel Khan’s 38-ball 40. At the crease is Azhar (11) and night watchman Yasir Shah (3).

With one more day’s play still to go, Australia will look to wrap up the remaining 9 wickets and end the series 3-0.