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Snapshot of day three of the third Test

AAP logoAAP 5/01/2017 Matt Encarnacion

* Score: Pakistan 8-271, Australia 8(dec)-538

* Man of the moment: Veteran batsman Younis Khan played a lone fighting hand with an unbeaten 132 - the 34th century of his career and first in Australia

* Key moment: A horrific mix-up between the wickets led to in-form Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali being run out for 71, ending a dangerous 146-run partnership with Younis that triggered a slump of 5-112. The wicket also involved stand-in gloveman Peter Handscomb, who deputised capably for the sick Matthew Wade with a clean take of Mitchell Starc's throw

* Stat of the day: Younis became the first batsman in Test history to record centuries in 11 countries, including all 10 Test-playing nations

* Summary: Four timely wickets between spin twins Steve O'Keefe and Nathan Lyon ensured Australia overcame a washed out morning session and a dogged century from Younis to remain in firm control heading into day four. Once the hosts clean up the rest of Pakistan's tail on Friday, more pyrotechnics loom from David Warner and the rest of the Australian batsmen

* Quote of the day: "It's a tremendous innings again. He's done so well for Pakistan for so many years. He was missing that hundred in Australia so we're all really happy for him." - Azhar Ali said on ABC radio's Grandstand about teammate Younis.

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