A rampaging Australian pace attack took control of the first day-night test in Brisbane, leaving Pakistan reeling at 97 for eight at the close of day two on Friday, still 133 runs short of avoiding the follow-on.
On a manic day of pink ball cricket, 15 wickets tumbled at the Gabba but rookie batsman Peter Handscomb stood firm to score a maiden century in his second test and drove Australia to an imposing first innings total of 429.
“Obviously a great day for the team,” said Handscomb after his superb knock of 105.
“The bowlers have been great. I think tomorrow is about getting those first two wickets as quickly and cheaply as we can.”