BRISBANE: Australia were 40/2 at tea on the third day of the Brisbane test match against Pakistan.

Australia lead by 327 runs with eight wickets in hand.

Captain Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja are batting at 8 and 13 runs respectively.

The hosts were batting at 12 runs when their first wicket fell. David Warner was caught by Wahab Riaz from the bowling of Mohammad Amir after 12 runs off right balls after hitting two boundaries.

Australia were reduced to 24/2 when Matt Renshaw was taken by Younis Khan from the bowling of Rahat Ali. He contributed six runs from 15 balls.

Earlier, Pakistan was dismissed after scoring 142 runs in their first innings on the third day of the Brisbane Test against Australia.

The visitors started the third day’s proceedings at 97/8 with Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammad Amir batting at 31 and 8 respectively.

Pakistan lost their ninth wicket as Amir was caught behind by Matthew Wade from the bowling Jackson Bird after scoring 21 runs from 69 balls with the help of two boundaries.

Rahat Ali was the last man to be dismissed as he was run out by David Warner.

Sarfraz Ahmed was the top scorer for Pakistan as he made 59 runs off 64 deliveries with the help of six fours while Sami Aslam made 22 runs from 100 balls with two boundaries to his name.

Babar Azam made 19 runs off 41 balls with a boundary to his name.

Australian pacers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Jackson Bird got three wickets each.

Australia lead by 287 runs and have not enforced the follow on.