Shane Watson picked up the wickets of Mohammad Yousuf and Umar Akmal in quick succession to have Australia on brink of a 3-0 cleansweep at Hobart. However, rain came to Pakistan’s aid to help them live another day at 103 for 4.
Earlier, Australia had declared its second innings at 219 for 5 leaving Pakistan a target of 438. Simon Katich helped himself to 100 while Ricky Ponting eased to 89. Pakistan at Stumps on the fourth day have Khurram Manzoor (23) along with Shoaib Malik (18) at the crease. Only rain can save them from an inevitable defeat tomorrow.