Australia trailed Pakistan by 341 runs at stumps on day two of the first Test in Dubai, sitting on 113 for none after bowling the hosts out for 454 earlier in the day.
Pakistan were determined in their batting on day one of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday, recording 219 for four by stumps thanks to a belligerent century from veteran Younis Khan.
Recently usurped by South Africa at the helm of the International Cricket Council's Test rankings, Australia will be determined to counter - against Pakistan - in the United Arab Emirates.
We run the rule over the venue for this week's first Test between Pakistan and Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Coach Waqar Younis has commended Pakistan for exposing shortfalls within the Australian squad, ahead of the first Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, which will get underway on Wednesday.