David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne exposed Pakistan’s bowling on first day of the second Test match at Adelaide Oval. Both batsmen slapped their second hundreds in a row. After the early blow of Joe Burns to the home tea, opening batsman Warner and No. 3 right hander Labuschagne continued their red hot form.
The pair built a huge partnership of an unbeaten 250 runs that put Pakistan on back foot in a day-night Test match. Warner, who struck 154 in first Test match at Gabba, completed his 23rd Test century. This was his 10th hundred in red-ball cricket that came on day one of the match.
While he was equally supported by Labuschagne, who smacked his second century in a row in Adelaide after brilliant 185 – his maiden century – in the first game. The unbroken partnership of 294 runs was the highest stand in day-night Tests. Australia had scored 302 for 1 by the end of the day one of second Test.