The approach of Azhar Ali and Sharjeel, the Pakistan openers, were in sharp contrast - where Azhar was patient and focussed on settling down, Sharjeel opted to put the pressure back on Australia with a range of scoring shots.
Amid utter carnage during the fourth day's play at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Yasir Shah, the Pakistani legspinner, constantly smirked.
With the series already secure after last week's victory in Melbourne, Australia's openers gave the host the best possible start to its quest for a 3-0 series sweep.
A history making century from David Warner and a maiden Test ton from Matthew Renshaw took Australia to 3/365 on day one. Pakistan's Majid Khan (1977) was the last player to achieve the feat before Warner. The gloom, however, was soon to be replaced by glittering fireworks when Australian batsmen came out to bat.
Handscomb then strolled to three figures before technically becoming Wahab Riaz's third victim. Over the next 7 overs, the duo added 67 runs.
After the Australia Test series Pakistan do not have any Tests scheduled until April, when they will tour the West Indies for a four-match series.
The declaration was imminent and Smith signalled that a target of 465 was enough.More news: May Firm offering reimbursements for New Year's Eve cab rides
Younis Khan's innings per Test century ratio is 6.05.
The two Pakistan wickets were taken by Josh Hazlewood.
The dismissal of Renshaw brought debutant Hilton Cartwright to the crease and the unheralded all-rounder made a ideal start to his Test career, hitting a boundary with his very first ball off Mohammad Amir (0-83).
This is the second highest among 41 batsmen who have scored 20 or more centuries.
Pakistan reached stumps on Wednesday trailing by 412 on 126-2 in reply to Australia's 538-8 declared.
"We've introduced it into non-first class cricket in Australia and it seems to be successful".
Shattered Pakistan could be forced to look for a new leader with 42-year-old Misbah admitting he was thinking about retirement, possibly even before the series concludes in Sydney.