In 33 Tests that Pakistan have played in Australia since they first toured the country in 1964, they have won only four Tests. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and chose to bat.
Younis Khan (21) made successful use of a review to overturn a LBW decision in the 32nd over.
"It probably would take a bit of the workload off us if we did have Hilton as a fifth bowling option, but I think us three quicks and Nathan Lyon have been doing a good job", Bird said. Younis Khan and the skipper of the Shaheens Misbah also failed to stand in front of Aussie bowlers.
Out-of-form Australia batsman Nic Maddinson has been granted a reprieve with his captain Steve Smith confirming his side would be unchanged for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan.
"The confidence they have gained since that last innings and that momentum will definitely help carry them on into this Test", former Zimbabwean Test batsman Flower said.
Hello all and welcome to the Boxing Day Test, coming to you live from the MCG, where's I'm now watching well in excess of 50 people faffing about in the centre of the ground.
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After the test match ended nearly in Pakistan's favour after Misbah's men put up a resilient fight, Lee was asked what he had learnt from the Test.
He further added: "I have seen many Australian teams and this outfit is the weakest of them all which gives Pakistan an ideal opportunity to win the series". But, it is not going to be easy against Pakistan, who showed that they are a team capable of fighting in the first Test.
Azhar Ali survived a confident lbw appeal off Hazlewood when he was on six but steadied to anchor the innings.
However, Pakistan will play their last Test against Australia in next 3rd January, 2017 at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
A change in weather saw the covers come out at the MCG on Monday, with Pakistan 142-4, and the rain persisted as officials ended proceedings approaching 17:00 (local time). At stumps, Azhar was batting on 66 not out whereas Asad Shafiq reached 4 not out. Over in New Zealand, it is the first of the three ODI matches as Bangladesh are touring.