Brisbane - Peter Handscomb posted a maiden century and the tail wagged as
Australia pushed their first innings to 429 all out to frustrate
Pakistan in the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Friday.
made the most of his opportunity and followed up a half-century on
debut against South Africa in Adelaide last month with a polished 105.
Nathan Lyon and Jackson Bird hit out in a crowd-pleasing last-wicket
stand of 49 to extend Australia's total well past 400.
was out in the third over after tea on the second day when he chopped a
Wahab delivery on to his stumps, one ball after Josh Hazlewood was
caught at first slip in Mohammad Amir's previous over.
a lusty six in his unbeaten 19 and Lyon cracked 29 off 24 balls to
stymie Pakistan's efforts to quickly mop up the Australia first innings.
mitigated Pakistan's hard work in the first session when they claimed
four dismissals but were left to rue yet more dropped catches.
Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir both finished with four wickets each.
Australians, who resumed at 288 for three, lost skipper Steve Smith for
130, Nic Maddinson for one, Matthew Wade seven and Mitchell Starc 10.
was finally out to a wild shot in the 100th over when he slashed at
Wahab Riaz and gave wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed a regulation catch.
It ended a 172-run stand with Handscomb and he departed with his side in command at 323 for four.
Smith had some luck along the way with his 16th Test century, offering three chances during his 222-ball knock.
Australian captain was dropped on 53 by Ahmed off spinner Azhar Ali and
on 97 he survived in bizarre circumstances when a faint outside edge
off Mohammad Amir was taken by Ahmed, but there was no appeal.
to the infra-red imaging system Hot Spot, the pink ball registered a
faint contact on the bat and Smith later admitted he had nicked it.
On 129, he jumped down the wicket to luckless leg-spinner Yasir Shah and skied to long-off, where Amir made a hash of the catch.
Maddinson was dropped by Azhar at short leg before scoring but was out soon after, caught behind off Wahab.
tentative Maddinson lasted just eight balls, coming on top of his
12-ball duck on debut against South Africa in Adelaide last month to put
his Test place in peril.