On the fifth and last day of first cricket Test against Pakistan in Dubai, Australia will resume their second innings at the overnight score 136 for 3 today.
Australia require another 326 runs and have 7 wickets in hand.
Hard-working fast bowler Mohammad Abbas took three wickets in seven balls to bring Pakistan closer to victory in the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.
The right-arm medium pacer dismissed Aaron Finch (49) and the Marsh brothers — Shaun and Mitchell —for ducks as Australia slumped from 87 without loss to finish the fourth day at 136-3.
At stumps, opener Usman Khawaja was batting on a fighting 50 and Travis Head on 34 as the pair had added an invaluable 49 for the unbroken fourth wicket stand to prolong Australia's resistance on a weary and spinning Dubai stadium pitch.
Earlier, Pakistan declared their second innings at 181 for 6 and set a victory target of 462 runs for Australia.