Pakistan is 3/39 in its second innings, still trailing by 248 runs after Australia enforced the follow-on despite taking nearly two sessions to claim the last four wickets in the first innings.
If Australia wins it will be the sixth victory in the past seven Tests at the Adelaide Oval since the drop-in pitches were introduced in 2013.
Earlier today Pakistan added 206 to their overnight total of 6/96 and exciting Babar Azam went close to scoring back-to-back centuries, falling to Starc for 97.
Starc took his sixth wicket the following ball but spinner and No 8 batter Yasir Shah enjoyed some support from Mohammad Abbas (29) and became Pakistan's oldest player to score a maiden Test century. He was the last man dismissed for 113.
Pakistan again lost early wickets in its second innings, with Inam ul-Haq removed by Josh Hazlewood for a duck and then Azhar Ali (9) and Babar Azam (8) falling cheaply.
Today’s attendance was 17,006, for a three-day total of 81,827.
Monday’s play is scheduled to start at 1.30pm and the gates will open at 1pm.
Adelaide Strikers lost their final match of WBBL|05 and then slipped to second spot on the ladder after other results, with the finals to now be hosted in Brisbane next weekend. The Strikers finished second and will play Perth Scorchers in the semi-final at Allan Border Field on Saturday. The grand final will be played on Sunday.
West End Redbacks captain Alex Carey (143) posted his highest first-class score on the third day of the Marsh Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia in Perth. In reply to WA's 8-492 declared, the Redbacks recovered from 7/154 to reach 353 and WA was 4/70 at stumps with a lead of 209.