Adelaide Test
Marnus Labuschagne (L) and David Warner (R) | Picture: Cricket Australia Twitter

David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne smashed tons as Australia recovered from an early setback on day 1 of the Adelaide Test.

Warner and Labuschagne stitched an unbeaten stand of 294 in the day-night Test format.

The mammoth stand saw the in-form pair complete their respective tons before stumps were called on day 1.

 

This is also the highest ever partnership for any wicket in the day-night Test format, surpassing Alastair Cook and Joe Root’s stand of 248 at Edgbaston in 2017.

Earlier, Australia had won the toss and chose to bat first in the day-night Adelaide Test.

Veteran pacer Mohammad Abbas replaced 16-year-old pace prospect Naseem Shah, who didn’t have a fairytale debut at the Gabba.

Before the start of play, Pakistan pacer Musa Khan received his debut Test cap from former great Wasim Akram.

Musa, however, had a day to forget as he was smashed all over the park by Australia’s in-form pair.

Shaheen Shah Afridi had given Pakistan a glimmer of hope, removing Burns, but a stubborn Warner and Labuschagne dug in and they went to tea at 70/1.

Warner, who had a terrible Ashes tour, smashed his 23rd Test century with a single off spinner Yasir Shah.

Labuschagne, on the other hand, continued his brilliant form, smashing his second Test ton.

Warner is not-out on 166 while Labuschagne is also unbeaten on 126.

Australia will resume play on day 2 at 302/1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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