Babar Azam fell one short of a maiden Test century after a farcical Azhar Ali run out as Pakistan put themselves well on course for victory over Australia in Abu Dhabi on day three.
Azhar threw his wicket away comically for 64 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Mitchell Starc zipping in a throw and Paine whipping off the bails as the number three casually chatted to Asad Shafiq out of his ground thinking he had struck a boundary.
There was also agony for Babar when he was dismissed for 99, but Pakistan should have the last laugh after declaring on 400-9 to set the tourists a highly unlikely 538 to win.
Usman Khawaja's magnificent century denied Pakistan in the first Test, but he was unable to open due to a knee injury on Thursday and his replacement, Shaun Marsh, fell cheaply as Australia were reduced to 47-1 at stumps.
Sarfraz Ahmed (81) earlier made a second half-century of the match, with Nathan Lyon taking 4-135 on a gruelling day for Australia.
Lyon struck in the sixth over of the day with a flighted delivery which deceived an advancing Haris Sohail, who was stumped by Paine.
Azhar followed in bizarre fashion soon after to leave Pakistan 160-4, but Babar and Shafiq capitalised on an excellent batting surface in a stand of 75.
Shafiq was twice dropped by Marnus Labuschagne at short leg off Lyon before the all-rounder dismissed him for 44 in the afternoon session.
Babar had brought up his half-century and continued to tick along effortlessly, launching Labuschagne for six over long-off before Sarfraz did the same to Lyon straight after sweeping him to the boundary.
Peter Siddle rattled Sarfraz on the helmet, but the skipper brought up his second half-century of the match and Babar was on the brink of a first Test hundred when he was trapped leg before by Mitchell Marsh.
Babar reviewed, in hope more than expectation, but was sent on his way after hitting three sixes and another six boundaries in an excellent knock, putting on 133 for the sixth wicket with Sarfraz.
Bilal Asif smashed Labuschagne's first ball after tea for a straight six, but he and fellow spinner Yasir Shah fell in the same Lyon over, much to the frustration of Sarfraz.
Sarfraz decided it was time to deal in boundaries, but missed out on a hundred again when Labuschagne snared him leg before and declared soon after trudging off.
Stand-in opener Shaun Marsh failed for the fourth time in the series, bowled by a peach of a delivery from Mir Hamza which nipped away and struck the top of off stump.
Aaron Finch and Travis Head prevented any further damage from being done, but Pakistan have two days to take the nine wickets needed to win the series.
|Barcelona confirm Rakitic hamstring injury|
|Rain halts England´s post-tea flourish|
|Australia 1 South Korea 1: Luongo seals late draw for Socceroos|
|Irving thrives on ´peace´ of being in the zone|
|Lloris admits France could have lost by more|
|Dybala impressed by Argentina´s improved spirit|
|Arsenal chief confirms Super League talks|
|Hooker knocks out Saucedo to retain WBO strap|
|NBA wrap: Kyrie Irving sizzles as Celtics beat Raptors in overtime|
|Jimmy Butler aims dig at Timberwolves following 76ers home debut|
|Koeman surprised by dominant Netherlands|
|Southgate rallies England ahead of Nations League decider|
|Chile 2 Costa Rica 3: Waston brace sinks La Roja|
|Tite inspired by Guardiola´s City|
|Argentina 2 Mexico 0: Funes Mori´s header helps to sink El Tri|
|Lovren ready for ´fiery´ England clash|
|Brazil captain Neymar pleased with stern Uruguay test|
|Ravens´ Flacco doubtful, Jackson could start|
|Richarlison: I want to be at the Copa America|
|Tabarez buoyed by inexperienced Uruguay|
|Howell fires 64 again to extend RSM Classic lead|
|I´m proud of them - Giggs still upbeat despite Denmark defeat|
|Mancini ´very sorry´ for Ronaldo absence|
|Neymar clinches anything-but-friendly win for Brazil over Uruguay|
|Cipriani-inspired Gloucester thrash Tigers|
|Djokovic makes it three wins from three at ATP Finals|
|Germany relegated from Nations League top tier to cap miserable 2018|
|Fulham will back Ranieri in January transfer window if required|
|Brazil 1 Uruguay 0: Neymar penalty settles tight contest|
|Netherlands 2 France 0: Wijnaldum & Depay decisive as Germany are relegated|
|Wales 1 Denmark 2: Jorgensen and Braithwaite seal Nations League promotion|
|Oxlade-Chamberlain targeting early return|
|New Zealand-born Aki will ´relish´ facing All Blacks – Marmion|
|Portugal cannot focus on absent Ronaldo - Santos|
|Ramsey reiterates he wants to stay with Jaguars despite cryptic tweet|
|We tried to hit a home run and it didn´t work out - D´Antoni explains Carmelo exit|
|West Ham´s Zabaleta backs Premier League´s VAR introduction|
|Southgate eyes winning end to England´s ´brilliant year´|
|Patient Zverev seizes opportunity to make amends at ATP Finals|
|Rodgers: Packers still believe they can make playoffs|
|Mahomes hoping to ketchup to Heinz´s touchdown target|
|Ranieri tells Fulham fans not to expect repeat of Leicester ´fairytale´|
|Brown to leave role as RFU chief executive|
|Croatia star Rakitic ruled out of England clash|
|Capital gains for Zverev as he secures last-four spot in London|
|Sancho rise continues with Player of the Month award|
|Jones-Buchanan, Ablett and Briscoe sign new Rhinos deals|
|Root leads from the front as aggressive England assume control|
|Croatia´s Lovren antagonises Ramos and ´rude´ Spain|
|Rakitic has ´enormous respect´ for England ahead of Nations League decider|
|Ireland make flanker switch with Leavy out of All Blacks clash|
|Pakistan rip through Black Caps in Abu Dhabi|
|WATCH: Barcelona mark 15-year anniversary of Messi´s first match|
|Sterling, that you? - Walker uses falling fan to poke fun at England team-mate|
|Fleetwood applies pressure on Molinari, Wallace leads in Dubai|
|Don´t talk to me about VAR – Rakitic not over World Cup final loss|
|Van Dijk leadership essential for Liverpool – Wijnaldum|
|Dalic: Croatia´s bench was ready to stop Spain!|
|Sublime Root century gives England imposing lead|
|Vinicius appreciates Solari influence at Real Madrid|
|Havertz would suit Bayern Munich – Kimmich|
|Wilder: Roach recruitment a sign of Fury nerves|
|Ranieri targets defensive improvements at failing Fulham|
|PSG close investigation into player recruitment practices after finding no discrimination|
|Mayweather: Nasukawa exhibition back on|
|Witsel: Joining Borussia Dortmund my best career decision|
|Ballon d´Or win would not change Modric´s ´best year´|
|Ireland v New Zealand: Opta stats behind the meeting of the world´s top two|
|The Breakdown: A statistical look at Saturday´s rugby internationals|
|Batshuayi dismisses reports of Valencia departure|