Twitter Reactions: David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne pile on the agony for Pakistan in Adelaide
Australia ended the day on 302/1 after 73 overs.
Updated - Nov 29, 2019 6:04 pm
The much anticipated day-night Test between Australia and Pakistan got underway at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. But the visitors were left hapless much like they were at The Gabba in the first Test. The bowling attack comprising of Mohammad Abbas, Shaheen Afridi and the debutant Mohammad Musa was left clueless against some brilliant batting from David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne.
Having said that, Pakistan began their day on a brighter note as Afridi nipped out Joe Burns in the fourth over of the day. But little did they knew that it would turn out to be their last moment of joy on the day. Warner and Labuschagne joined hands and played out the first session with utmost caution. At that point in time, it seemed as if Pakistan were in control of the proceedings.
Australia ended the first session at 70/1 after 22 overs after which the rain spoiled the second session and when the action resumed, the floodlights were on. Pink ball moves significantly under the lights and there was an opportunity for Pakistan bowlers to pick some quick wickets on resumption.
Poor fielding from Pakistan leads to Warner-Labuschagne smashing centuries
But what transpired on the field was frustrating for their fans to witness. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne upped the ante thanks to some poor bowling and fielding from the opposition. Shaheen Afridi especially, was under the scanner as he fumbled on multiple occasions and also found it tough for the ball to sight while fielding at the boundary.
Having said that, nothing should be taken away from Warner-Labuschagne duo for the batting maestro put on. Both of them played some superb strokes to leave the crowd in their awe. In the process, they also reached their respective centuries and didn’t even seem to have broken a sweat.
Pakistan’s poor fielding continued even as Wasim Akram on-air criticised the players for their wrong attitude. There were a couple of run-out opportunities which the visitors let go and the in-form Aussie batsmen made them pay for the same. Australia finished the day of dominance at 302/1 in just 73 overs and look set to post a mammoth total on the board in the first innings.
Warner is unbeaten on 166 runs off just 228 deliveries with 19 fours to his name while his partner is playing on 126 and the duo will be keen to spend more time in the middle. Pakistan, on the other hand, would be eager to correct the wrongs and try to make a comeback in the game.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 29, 2019
Outstanding 💯 again @Marnus3cricket
— Aaron Finch (@AaronFinch5) November 29, 2019
One of the Pakistan bowlers needs to put a Stuart Broad mask on that will get David Warner out
— Thomas Stirk (@TomStirk1992) November 29, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 29, 2019
So after this hundred David Warner has 2nd most intl centuries (41*) for Australia surpassing Hayden (40).#AUSvPAK
— Sameer Khan🏏 (@5ameer_khan) November 29, 2019
David Warner may score tripple century,if he keeps playing with the same pace and mood ! #AUSvPAK
— F@heem (@faheem_kpk) November 29, 2019
David Warner unbeaten on 166, Marnus Labuschagne with him on 126 in an unbroken stand of 294 as Australia finish day one at an imposing 1-302 off 73 overs, at 4.13 an over, Pakistan toothless and demoralised. #AUSvPAK
— Robert Smith (@OnyaDon) November 29, 2019
David Warner's International Summer
100*, 60*, 57*, 2*, 20, 48*, 154, 166*
— Dan (@DanClarkSports) November 29, 2019
— Priyanshu (@Priyans20326128) November 29, 2019
— Shivanjan Srivastava (@Hardhitter1994) November 29, 2019
— Shahzad Tirmizi Syed (@shahzadtirmizi) November 29, 2019
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) November 29, 2019
The 294 run unbeaten partnership between Marnus Labuschagne and David Warner is the highest in a day night test surpassing Alistair Cook and Joe Root (248). #AUSvPAK
— Cricket Handle (@CricketHandle) November 29, 2019
Australia end the day on 1-302.
David Warner – 166*
Marni's Labuschagne – 126*
Brilliant day of cricket! 👏🏼🔥
— Amreen (@goonergurl20) November 29, 2019
#DavidWarner U beauty ! #100
— homyar (@homyar87) November 29, 2019