Pakistan were well on top at stumps on day three of the first Test in Dubai, sitting on 38 for none and holding a lead of 189, after negating David Warner's century with some composed bowling.
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is nearly ready for testing on his action, according to the PCB, who have asked mentor Saqlain Mushtaq to work with the banned bowler for an extra 15 days.
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.