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Yasir in seventh heaven as Smith hits nets

By AAP Newswire

Where else would you expect Steve Smith to be after a rare Test failure?

The run machine was back in the Gabba nets during the lunch break, getting his fix after being bowled for just four on day three against Pakistan at the Gabba.

The only Australian not to pass 50 so far, Smith looked in a hurry as he tried to whip a full Yasir Shah ball behind square.

It is the seventh time in 10 innings the legspinner has dismissed the former Australian captain, who still needs 23 runs in his next five innings to become the quickest to 7000 Test runs.

Coming off a 774-run series - averaging 110.57 - against England, Smith was almost assumed to fill his boots in his return to home Test cricket after the ball tampering ban.

So there was widespread surprise when he came and went in a flash and perhaps no coincidence as Yasir celebrated with a seven-finger salute as Smith walked off.

It was a rare moment of joy for Pakistan, who trail by more than 200 runs with Matthew Wade eyeing off a century and local favourite Marnus Labuschagne looking to build on a maiden triple-figure score for Australia.

Earlier in the morning, teenage debutant Naseem Shah took his first Test wicket, roughing up David Warner (154) to have him caught behind.

That came almost 100 runs after doing it the first time on day two, only to have his wicket denied because of a big no-ball.

The two-Test series will finish in Adelaide with a day-night Test, before New Zealand visit for three Tests to round out the summer.