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.
Stumps have been called.
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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.