Australia wins the toss and decides to bat first in the first day/night cricket Test being played at the GABBA in Brisbane from December 15-19, 2016. The match start time is 8:00 am Pakistan time.

It is a three-match series the underdogs will be the visitors. But the Aussies have never lost a home series to Pakistan.

The stacks are heavily against the Pakistanis, and the visitors have not won eleven series against the Kangaroos. Worse they lost the previous three series 3-0. They are still recovering from a 0-2 loss to the Kiwis. This includes an embarrassing collapse of nine wickets in the final session of the 2nd Test this month.

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However, the Pakis are most dangerous when they have been wounded. The visitors warmed up to a complete 210-run win over an Australian XI last week. So never consider the Pakis pushovers, and they have the ability to surprise.

Team news and squads:

Australia retained Nathan Lyon in their squad as they look to bolster their batting line-up. When latest reports came in the Australia score was 27/0 in 9 overs.

Pakistan was happy with its top ICC rankings, but their joy was short-lived. It is currently placed 4th behind Australia which is third behind top-ranked India.

TV Telecast and live streaming info:

Viewers in Pakistan can enjoy the live broadcast on PTV Sports. Fox Sports will be telecasting in Australia while Star Sports will be beaming the Test series in India.

The online stream can be watched in Pakistan at the official website of PTVsports starting 8 am PST, 1:30 pm local.

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The pitch is dry and flat, the pitch is made by the same curators who created the track for the previous two day/night games. Australia looks good batting first as they can put up a big score.

Spinner Yasir Shah is back in the side as he boosts their spin department with his tricky googlies, however, the main weapon for Pakistan is their bowlers.

The visitors will be buoyed up by the return of the Misbah-ul-Haq, the captain who missed the second Test against New Zealand due to bereavement in the family.

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