Chasing 349, Pakistan got off to a very solid start as the openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq put on 118 runs for the first wicket in a brilliant opening stand.
Australia played in Pakistan for the first time since 1998, having previously refused to tour over security fears.
Captain Pat Cummins declared Australia’s second innings at 227-3 shortly after tea, Usman Khawaja having achieved an unbeaten 104, his second successive century.
Looking for quick runs to bolster their chances of a series-clinching victory, Warner opened with three boundaries in the second over of the day against pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi.
In a sensational collapse after tea on Day 3, Pakistan lost seven wickets for 41 runs, the last four wickets without adding a run as Cummins finished with 5-56 and Starc took 4-36.
Both batsmen denied Pakistan a breakthrough in the 28-over morning session on yet another hot day after resuming on 232-5.
Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium is hosting its first test in 13 years since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team’s bus in 2009 that led to a lengthy absence of international cricket in Pakistan.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam predicts another slow wicket will test the patience and skills of batters when his side meets Australia in the decisive third and final test on Monday.
The 50-over matches will start at 1500 local time, while the first ball in the 20-over match will be bowled at 2030 local time.
Federal Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed confirmed on Friday that the three ODIs and lone T20 would be played in Lahore instead of Rawalpindi, due to political activities and scenarios.
Pakistan batter Mohammad Rizwan said that batting two days and saving a match against Australia in the second Test, was a big achievement for his side.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam praises Mohammad Rizwan for his performance against Australia in 2nd Test
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam praised his fellow batter Mohammad Rizwan for his fiery performance in the second Test against Australia.
Pakistan another 196 runs for an unlikely win, or bat out a maximum of 36 overs for a hard-fought draw, as the Test headed for a nervy finale.
Australia made early inroads after setting a huge target of 506 on Day 4 of the second cricket test against tired Pakistan.
On a docile pitch, Shafique was closing in on his maiden test hundred at 99 not out and Imam was on 89 at tea on the fifth and final day, guiding Pakistan to 191-0 in its second innings.