Opener Imam-ul-Haq (70) and captain Babar Azam (55) scored fighting half centuries but the rest of Pakistan’s batters crumbled against the menacing reverse swing of Cummins, who took 3-23, and the sharp spin of Lyon.

“We tried to play positive cricket,” Babar said. “You plan according to the situation and not like you go out, play big shots and go for runs. We had a good session early in the day but unfortunately we had soft dismissals and that’s the reason we lost the game.”

Pakistan started to panic when Imam was caught close to the wicket in Lyon’s second over after lunch after batting for more than 4 1/2 hours and facing 199 balls.

Cummins then put Australia on the brink of victory when the pacer had middle-order batters Fawad Alam (11) and Mohammad Rizwan (0) leg before wicket off his sharp reverse swing. Rizwan failed to review. He should have done as the impact of Cummins’ sharp delivery was well outside the off stump.

Babar survived a couple of close calls as Australia didn’t go for referral against the Pakistan skipper before tea when replays suggested he had gloved a catch to Steve Smith in the slips.

Travis Head misjudged a sharp catch in the deep when Babar lofted Lyon to deep mid-wicket and Head couldn’t move in time to grab an opportunity.

But just like in the first innings when Pakistan lost seven wickets cheaply after tea on the third day, Australia ran through the home team’s long tail by claiming the last five wickets for 22 runs.

Babar did complete his half century with an edged boundary before edging a low catch to Smith off Lyon and Sajid Khan (21) hit three boundaries against the second new ball before Pakistan folded an hour into the last session.

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