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
Most international 100s for AUS— Swamp (@sirswampthing) November 22, 2019
70 - Ricky Ponting
40 - DAVID WARNER
40 - Matthew Hayden
38 - Mark Waugh
36 - Michael Clarke
35 - Steve Waugh
34 - Steve Smith
33 - Adam Gilchrist
30 - Allan Border
29 - Don Bradman
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.
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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