akistan needs two more wickets to win Dubai Test as Yasir Shah picks up three wickets in quick succession to put Australia on the back foot, chasing a daunting target of 462 runs.

Usman Khawaja followed up his first innings score of 85 with a fighting century while debutant Head went back to the hut after scoring 72 runs.

Khawaja had added an invaluable 132 runs for the fourth wicket with Travis Head (72) as Pakistan failed to get a single wicket in the first session after Australia resumed at 136-3.

Pakistan had expected early wickets after jolting Australia to 136-3 at the close on the fourth day, but nothing worked for skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, who made multiple bowling changes.

Pakistan could have had Head leg-before off leg-spinner Yasir Shah on 44, but Sarfraz did not review English umpire Richard Kettleborough’s not out decision when replays showed the ball hitting the wickets.

Pakistan were only rewarded after lunch when they took the second new ball as soon as it was due and Hafeez trapped Head leg-before with the first ball.

Yasir Shah took his first in the match when he dismissed Marnus Labuschagne for 13.

No team has successfully chased more than the 418-7 West Indies made against Australia in the Antigua Test in 2003.