Twitter Reactions: David Warner decimates Pakistan with an unbeaten 151-run knock

Twitter Reactions: David Warner decimates Pakistan with an unbeaten 151-run knock

Burns missed out on a well-deserved ton. He got out to Yasir Shah after scoring 97 runs.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Normalcy has resumed in Australia home season with the hosts continuing to dominate the opposition. After bundling out Pakistan for 240 on the first day, the Australian batsmen made merry of excellent batting conditions. The inexperienced Pakistan bowling attack looked clueless at times and David Warner, playing his first home Test since returning from the ban, slammed his 22nd ton and is still going strong.

The day began with Pakistan hoping to make the new ball count. But Imran Khan and Shaheen Afridi were too short early on which allowed Warner and Joe Burns settle very quickly. Easy singles were allowed and a comfortable start meant the visitors were going to have a long day. There was a lot of hype around Naseem Shah but even he couldn’t provide the breakthrough.

Burns and Warner played some gorgeous shots during their stay in the middle with the latter dishing out some exquisite strokes as well. The southpaw had luck going with him as well. Naseem Shah had found an edge of his bat while on 56 soon after lunch but the pacer had overstepped big time. Warner made Pakistan pay for the mistake.

David Warner remains unbeaten as Australia lead by 72

Soon after Tea, David Warner reached his ton and the trademark celebration was on show. Rather, the left-hander was in the 90s for too long and understandably was nervous after what had transpired in the last 18-20 months in his career. However, he seems to be well and truly back now. As far as Burns is concerned, he also looked composed but unfortunately missed out on a well deserved century.

Yasir Shah castled him when on 97 to break the 222-run partnership in the 61st over of the day. However, for Pakistan, this was the only rejoicing moment. Marnus Labuschagne came out to bat number three and looked comfortable almost instantly. He also got to his half-century and remained unbeaten on 55 by the end of the day. Warner, on the other hand, was solid after the century and notched up 150.

Australia ended the day on 312/1 after 87 overs and signs are ominous for Pakistan. The lead will keep extending with every over on the third day and clearly, their bowlers were to blame for the same. They didn’t make the ball talk and there was no pressure on the batsmen. Another long day awaits them at The Gabba.

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