The second Test between Pakistan v Australia is being played at the MCG, Melbourne from December 26-30, 2016.

As Azhar Ali scored an awesome double-century in the first innings, Pakistan has a decent upper edge in the second Test match against Australia, as the day 3 came to an end. At the end of the third day, Australia is trailing behind 165 runs, and for the hosts, Usman Khawaja (95) and Steven Smith (10) are in the crease. Earlier, a quick 144 off 143 balls from David Warner helped the Aussies to reach a decent position on their trail.

When last reports came in, Australia had scored 350/3 in 76 overs.

Usman Khwaja, unfortunately, got out for 97.

It was Azhar Ali who led the overall proceedings of the Pakistan team in their first innings, The young cricketer scored 205 runs off 364 balls in an impressive style. No other Pakistan batsmen succeeded in finding the rhythm on a pace friendly Victoria pitch. It was ninth man Sohail Khan (65) who played a crucial role in taking the visitor's innings to cross 400 runs.

For Australia, it was Josh Hazlewood who did a decent job in the bowling department. With an economy of 1.54, the swing bowler picked three crucial Pakistani wickets. Jackson Bird also took three wickets, while Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon ended their spells with one wicket each.

TV Telecast and live streaming Info

Star Sports 2 is telecasting the match in India. If you have an Indian IP address, the live streaming can be enjoyed in Hot Star or at the official website of Star Sports.

In Australia, the match is being shown live on Channel 9.

As always PTV Sports is telecasting the game in Pakistan from 3:00 am onwards. To enjoy the live streaming, you can visit the official website of PTV Sports.

Willow TV and Sky Sports will broadcast the game in the US and the UK respectively.

Pitch and conditions

As the game reaches the fourth day, cracks have started developing in the pitch, and this will surely fall in favor of Pakistan; thanks to the spinners in their lineup. Australia will be compelled to shed so much sweat tomorrow to take a convincing lead over Pakistan's 443.