Australia close in on victory

Australia moved inexorably toward an emphatic victory in the first day-night Test against Pakistan on Saturday as the tourists battled to the close on day three in Brisbane with two wickets down and 420 runs short of victory.
Australia close in on victory
Australia's Mitchell Starc, center, celebrates with his teammates
Pakistan were 70 for two, with Azhar Ali unbeaten on 41 and a desperately out-of-form Younus Khan yet to score from 19 balls at stumps on another steamy day at the  Gabba. 
After declaring Australia’s second innings closed at dinner, captain Steve Smith was disappointed his team were unable to make further inroads but they have plenty of time to grab the remaining eight wickets. 
“It would have been nice to have one or two more (wickets) but I thought we worked hard today and got ourselves out in front of the game,” he said. 
The highest successful fourth-innings run chase is 418, set by West Indies at home against Australia in 2003 and only three other teams have won pursuing more than 400. 
Ominously for Pakistan, the pitch began to show acute turn and bounce for spinner Nathan Lyon, who got Babar Azam out for 14 when he nicked to Smith at slip. 
Mitchell Starc made the first breakthrough, removing Sami Aslam for 15 when he edged behind to first slip Peter Handscomb. Smith declared at 202 for five, setting 490 for victory.

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