Australia seized the advantage on the opening day of the first Test when they bowled Pakistan out for 240 just before stumps at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.
After the visitors resisted stubbornly in the first session, reaching 57 for no wicket at lunch, pace trio Mitchell Starc (4-52), Josh Hazlewood (2-46) and Pat Cummins (3-60) tore through the Pakistan batting order to put the hosts in charge at the close of play.
Australia seized the initiative after lunch when they took five wickets for just 19 runs, reducing Pakistan from 75 for none to 94 for five.
SCORES IN BRIEF
PAKISTAN: First innings 240 all out (Masood 27, Azhar 39, Shafiq 76, Rizwan 37, Yasir 26; Starc 4-52, Hazlewood 2-46, Cummins 3-60)