As AB de Villiers has demonstrated many times, batting here is not hazardous once you get set, and Pakistan's batsmen are familiar with this ground. The Aussies will need to adapt quickly, but they should find the going a bit easier.
Pakistan find themselves leading a Test series against Australia, which is not something that's happened often this millennium, and they haven't won a Test series against the Aussies in 20 years.
Pakistan spinner Zulfiqur Babar doesn't regret making his Test debut at the age of 34, saying it was worth the wait and he wants to cement his place now that he's made an impression.
Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has warned his players to keep their focus, and is hoping they can break their notorious trend of winning one game and then being utterly inept the next.
The injury to Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan's knee is more serious than first thought, with scans showing a fracture under his knee cap, and he will be out of action for longer than anticipated.