HOBART (Agencies) Pakistan got a temporary reprieve as the covers come on, and the players go off but not before they were four down for 103 in 34 overs at Hobart on Sunday in the third and final Test. Manzoor was 23 not out and Shoaib Malik 18 not out. Hauritz had just started his spell, with the pacemen bowling effective good line and length on the slow, increasingly low wicket. Such conditions are predicted for today morning as well, which makes Pontings early declaration look all the more wise. Watson claimed Umar Akmal LBW, again bowling at the stumps and he beat the bat with late movement a number of occasions. For all the hype surrounding the youngster, he has not made more than 51 in his six innings, ending up averaging just 33 for the series despite some scintillating half-hours of strokeplay. Mohammad Yousuf, as always looked in imperious touch, missed an inswinger from Shane Watson, and was caught LBW for 23. He faced 28 balls and stroked five lovely boundaries, but this was again a disappointingly brief innings from the gifted Pakistani skipper. So now Pakistan are looking down the barrel. Australia, always good when they are on top, have bowled superbly, summing up the pitch by bowling straight and keeping the batsmen playing. Pakistans best player was out cheaply again, and hopes of a valiant rearguard action went with him. Siddle persisted around the wicket at Imran Farhat, and the Pakistani opener feathered a faint edge to Brad Haddin, who took a smart catch low down. Dark clouds gathered around Bellerive, appropriately for the tourists, who made an inauspicious start in pursuit of 438 for victory. Number three Manzoor was far from convincing. Salman Butt, after being missed by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin off Peter Siddle, was clean bowled by Doug Bollinger for eight, and Pakistan was off to a poor start in pursuit of 438 for victory. Bollinger and Siddle bowled straight and made the batsmen play at most deliveries, increasing the pressure on the Pakistanis, who will need to bat for well over one hundred overs if they are to save the match. Earlier, Mitchell Johnson picked out one of only two in-fielders with his lofted drive, and was caught by Farhat off Shoaib Malik for a second-ball duck. Then Australian captain Ricky Ponting declared, setting Pakistan 438 to win in nearly five sessions. Again, it was an attacking closure from Ponting, giving Pakistan plenty of time to win if they are good enough - up to 140 overs, but with poor weather forecast for today, and the Pakistanis yet to better 350 in the series, it could prove prudent on this docile pitch. SCOREBOARD AUSTRALIA, first innings: 519/8 decl PAKISTAN, first innings: 301 all out AUSTRALIA, second innings Watson c Yousuf b Aamer 1 Katich c Malik b Kaneria 100 Ponting c Sarfraz b Malik 89 MEK Hussey not out 13 Haddin run out (Aamer) 8 Johnson c Farhat b Malik 0 EXTRAS: (b 4, lb 4) 8 TOTAL: (5 wickets dec; 48.4 overs) 219 Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Watson, 1.2 ov), 2-192 (Katich, 43.1 ov), 3-202 (Ponting, 46.4 ov), 4-213 (Haddin, 47.4 ov), 5-219 (Johnson, 48.4 ov) BOWLING Asif 9-0-48-0-5.33 Aamer 12-2-46-1-3.83 Gul 10-0-45-0-4.50 Kaneria 14-2-56-1-4.00 Shoaib 3.4-0-16-2-4.36 PAKISTAN, second innings: (target: 438 runs) Farhat c Haddin b Siddle 14 Salman Butt b Bollinger 8 Khurram not out 23 Yousuf lbw b Watson 23 Umar Akmal lbw b Watson 15 Shoaib Malik not out 18 EXTRAS: (b 2) 2 TOTAL: (4 wickets; 34.2 overs) 103 Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Salman Butt, 4.6 ov), 2-29 (Imran Farhat, 9.6 ov), 3-61 (Mohammad Yousuf, 19.1 ov), 4-83 (Umar Akmal, 25.2 ov) BOWLING DE Bollinger 10-3-25-1-2.50 PM Siddle 6.2-2-17-1-2.68 MG Johnson 7-1-32-0-4.57 SR Watson 9-1-24-2-2.66 NM Hauritz 2-1-3-0-1.50