Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner slams unbeaten ton as hosts pull ahead in Gabba Test

Sport360 staff 13:44 22/11/2019
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Debutant Naseem Shah had David Warner caught behind early on in  the second session of Day 2, only to discover that he had overstepped in his delivery stride. The Australian opener who had a poor Ashes series with the bat took full advantage, as he plundered the visitors’ attack with a brilliant 151 not out at the Gabba on Friday.

At stumps on Day 2, Australia had scored 312 for the loss of just one wicket,  pulling ahead of Pakistan’s first innings total of 240 by 72 runs.

Marnus Labuschagne was alongside Warner on 55, with the only wicket to fall that of Joe Burns, who missed out narrowly on a century by three runs when swept a delivery from Yasir Shah onto his stumps.

This was Warner’s first Test century since a year-long ban for ball-tampering and his first in Australia since the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne in 2017

The 33-year-old, who managed just 95 runs in 10 innings during this year’s Ashes series against England, reached his 22nd Test ton in the second over after tea. He went on to notch his fourth 150-plus score in his Test career.

Brief scores:

Day 2, Stumps

Australia 312/1 (Warner 151*, Labuschagne 55*) lead Pakistan 240 (Shafiq 76, Azhar 39, Starc 4-52, Cummins 3-60) by 72 runs

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