Jamie Murray
Murray and Soares into third final in just their third tournament together.Getty

Jamie Murray has booked his place in his third consecutive grand slam doubles final after he and partner Bruno Soares eased through their Australian Open semi-final in straight sets. Murray and Soares are now in their third final in three tournaments after seeing off French duo Lucas Pouille and Adrian Mannarino 6-3 6-1 in Melbourne on Thursday 28 January.

They will take on Daniel Nestor and Radek Stepanek in the doubles final on Saturday 30 January.

Murray and Soares only struck their partnership at the beginning of the year after the Scot split with John Peers at the end of the 2015 season, but they are already on target for another title in Melbourne this month.

"I'm starting to get the hang of this game I think," Murray said. "I've been lucky I've had a great partner in the last few years in John Peers and now I'm starting a new journey here with Bruno. It's one more match, hopefully we can get over the final hurdle."

The elder Murray brother is the first Briton into the finals in Melbourne but will not be joined by Johanna Konta, whose sublime Australian Open run was brought to an end Angelique Kerber in Thursday's semi-final. Andy Murray will take on Milos Raonic in his semi-final match on Friday 29 January.