29 November 2019 10:38
A century stand between David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne saw Australia take control by dinner on the first day of Adelaide's pink-ball Test. Australia was 1-70 at a rain enforced tea break but will resume the final session at 1-139 with Warner 72 and Labuschagne on 60. Stream the Australia v Pakistan Test Series Live & Ad-Break Free During Play with KAYO SPORTS. Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly> SCROLL DOWN TO FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION IN OUR LIVE BLOG Labuschagne managed just 18 runs off 77 balls before tea then accelerated to a sixth half-century inside 11 Tests. Warner collected his maiden day-night Test half century at the ground where he has tons across all forms.
Australia added 69 in 18 overs but it was tough going initially in twilight conditions suited for seam bowling. Debutant Muhammad Musa endured nerves in his initial spell but tightened up bowling at 140km/h during the second session. Shaheen Afridi (1/23) deserved the best figures for the Pakistan attack having removed Joe Burns (4) in the first session. AUSTRALIA: David Warner, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Travis Head, Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood PAKISTAN: Shan Masood, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali (c), Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Musa, Mohammad Abbas