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Steven Smith has struck a ton, thus completing 1,00 runs in the year so far Getty Images

Visitors Pakistan take on hosts Australia on the fifth and final day of the second of the three-Test series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday. The live cricket streaming of the match will be available online on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2. In Australia, the live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sport Europe. Australia currently lead Pakistan by just 22 runs in the first innings, as Steven Smith has struck a ton, thus completing 1,00 runs in the year so far, and his third in three consecutive years. However, the match is all poised for a draw.

Captain Steve Smith raised a composed century to push Australia to a 22-run first innings lead against Pakistan on Thursday’s fourth day shortly before a storm all but washed away the home side’s hopes of victory in the second test. A downpour prompted an early tea two balls after Smith had completed his 17th test hundred and play was later abandoned as rain pelted down at a Melbourne Cricket Ground that had been bathed in sunshine for most of the day. Australia had moved to 465 for six in reply to the tourists’ 443-9 declared, with Smith unbeaten on 100 and Mitchell Starc on seven not out at the other end, reports Reuters.

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Although Friday’s final day is expected to be clear, the weather has left Australia little time to build an imposing enough total to pressure Pakistan’s batsmen and force a result to wrap up the three-match series 2-0, reported Reuters again.