A run-a-ball hundred from David Warner gave Australia an outside chance of forcing a result after Azhar Ali posted a double-century for Pakistan.
Zimbabwe's Brian Vitori has been suspended from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an assessment of his bowling action.
Azhar Ali hit the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in Australia on the third day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Azhar Ali has rarely seemed a man in a hurry in six years of Test cricket, so it was fitting that his 12th century was eked out in fits and starts.
Pakistan believe they have the momentum heading into the Boxing Day Test after giving Australia a mighty fright in the opening clash of the series.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin was named ICC cricketer of the year, topping off a sensational period in which he has dominated Test bowling rankings.
The England players and coaching staff have thrown their weight behind captain Alastair Cook following a humiliating Test series loss to India
Cricket officials banned a black bat used by West Indian Andre Russell in Australia's T20 Big Bash League because its colour marks the ball.