Pakistan close in on victory

Australia are bowled out for 261 before Pakistan build a lead of 370 on day three of the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

Pakistan have reached 61-2 at the close of play on day three of their second Test against Australia, leaving them 370 runs ahead.

Having reached 239-8 at tea, Australia were dismissed early in the evening session for 261, but the home side elected not to enforce the follow-on.

Top scorer Mitchell Marsh (87) was the first to fall, edging an Imran Khan ball to Rahat Ali, heading back to the pavilion 13 runs short of a century.

Peter Siddle followed in the next over before Mitchell Starc had managed to get off the mark, leaving the tourists 309 runs short of their opponents' first-innings total.

However, it did not take Australia long to remove Pakistan's opening batsmen as they swiftly reduced the hosts to 21-2.

Ahmed Shehzad added just 14 before Mitchell Johnson removed his off-stump, and the fast bowler sent Mohammad Hafeez back to the pavilion.

Younis Khan reached 16 before stumps, while Azhar Ali will resume on 21 when play resumes tomorrow.

Pakistani bowler Zulfiqar Babar celebrates the dismissal of Australian batsman David Warner during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on October 25, 2014
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