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Australia v Pakistan: first Test, day three – as it happened

And here is the day-three report.

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Another day with Australia’s name written all over it. The hosts amassed 580 in their first innings, even with Steve Smith contributing a team-low four runs, before tightening their hold on Pakistan with three wickets late in the day. The visiting side, with two days to play, are at the foot of a mountain, trailing by 276 runs with seven wickets still in hand. The star of the show on Saturday was Marnus Labuschagne, who struck not only his maiden Test century but also his highest first-class score. It was the innings of a young man who promises to be scoring runs for Australia for years to come. Pakistan have pulled big batting performances out of the bag before, even here in Australia, but they’ll do well to avoid anything other than an innings defeat. Thanks for your company and good cheer. See you tomorrow.

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