Pakistan held a lead of 548 runs at stumps on day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, with Australia reaching 22 for one before bad light stopped play, having been pummeled all day by the home batsmen.
South Africa head coach Russell Domingo says getting off to a winning start against Australia in the T20 series will be vital to success later on, as they build up to the World Cup in the Antipodes.
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was forced to leave the field in the morning session on day two in Abu Dhabi, after diving to take a catch and jamming his shoulder into the ground.
Controversial New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder could be back in the first team for the World Cup if he plays his shots right, after being picked for the A-side's one-day tour to the UAE in November.
ICC executive committee chairman Wally Edwards says the ICC are looking to help the West Indies resolve their current salary strike crisis, and that the Windies as an entity will not be lost.