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Sport Australia dominates Pakistan on day one of the second Test at the Adelaide Oval

15:36  29 november  2019
15:36  29 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Day-night Tests a real challenge: Smith

  Day-night Tests a real challenge: Smith Steve Smith says batsmen need to adjust their approaches when facing pink balls in day-night Test matches.Pink balls will be used in the second Test against Pakistan in Adelaide starting on Friday - Australia's fifth day-night Test match.

Over -by- over report: Can Australia pick up in Adelaide where they left off in Brisbane? Find out with Geoff Lemon. Hello from the Adelaide Oval . The grand old girl has got her festive skirts on and is ready for another day -night Test . We had a traditional day game here last year at India’s request, but

Live ball-by-ball cricket commentary from the final session of Australia v Pakistan on the first day of the second Test in Adelaide . 29 Nov 2019International Test Match Series - Day 1 of 5.

Australia has completely dominated Pakistan on day one at Adelaide Oval, reaching stumps at 1-302 after a rain-soaked afternoon disrupted the second Test.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 29: David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching his half century during day one of the 2nd Domain Test between Australia and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on November 29, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)© Getty ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 29: David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching his half century during day one of the 2nd Domain Test between Australia and Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on November 29, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

David Warner (166) and Marnus Labuschagne (126) — both centurions from the first Test — compiled 294-runs for the second wicket, the highest partnership in day-night Tests, as Pakistan toiled under the lights.

History prepares Aussies for pink ball

  History prepares Aussies for pink ball The majority of Australia's players haven't had a pink-ball warm-up match ahead of the Adelaide Test, but their record under lights is the best in the world.Australian players have traditionally featured in a pink-ball Sheffield Shield round in weeks leading up to the day-night Test, aiding preparations.

England owned day four of the second Test at Adelaide Oval , rolling Australia for 138 before reaching 4-176 at stumps in a sensational day of Test action.

On a dominant opening day at the Adelaide Oval , Warner and Labuschagne’s century was also his second in succession and allowed him to overtake Steve Smith at the top of the Test run charts It also became the highest second -wicket stand of all time for Australia against Pakistan , surpassing

Australia has never lost a day-night Test and, in such a dominant position after the first day, it appears unlikely that this will be the first.

The ball did little to assist the Pakistan seamers, and with over an hour lost to rain, the tourists were denied use of the second new ball under lights, when it would have expected to move more through the air.

Early on the ball did swing for Pakistan's bowlers — particularly the impressive Shaheen Shah Afridi, who teased both the inside and outside edge of Joe Burns' bat in his first over.

The early swing created an element of doubt in Burns' head, resulting in the Queensland opener edging a Shaheen ball that flew across him to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for just 4.

However, like the Australian batsmen, any early jitters from the pink ball were quickly settled as Warner and Labuschagne steadily — and comfortably — compiled their runs.

'It does detract from what they did': Taylor

  'It does detract from what they did': Taylor Mark Taylor believes Australia need to take their day one success of the Adealaide Test with a grain of salt.Friday's play couldn't have started any better for Pakistan as Australia were rocked early after Shaheen Afridi dismissed Joe Burns for just four runs.

Over -by- over report: Can Australia pick up in Adelaide where they left off in Brisbane? Find out with Geoff Lemon. Hello from the Adelaide Oval . The grand old girl has got her festive skirts on and is ready for another day -night Test . We had a traditional day game here last year at India’s request, but

Over -by- over report: Can Australia pick up in Adelaide where they left off in Brisbane? Find out with Geoff Lemon. Hello from the Adelaide Oval . The grand old girl has got her festive skirts on and is ready for another day -night Test . We had a traditional day game here last year at India’s request, but

In part, Pakistan's impotency with the pink ball was of their own doing, with 19-year-old debutant Musa Khan in particular straying far too regularly with both line and length to allow the ball to move in the air.

Leg spinner Yasir Shah was also expensive, his only threatening delivery a lbw shout, that Warner hit before it made contact with his pads, late in the day.

None of the Pakistani seamers targeted the stumps, with as little as four per cent of balls projected to hit the stumps mis-way through the truncated second session.

That was in stark contrast to Shaheen's disciplined approach, Musa's fellow 19-year-old regularly testing the batsmen with a probing line just back of a length.

However, none of the Pakistani seamers extracted enough sideways movement from the ball in the early stages to seriously threaten the Australians.

Warner looked supreme, his balanced stroke play and confident run-calling clearly putting his disappointing Ashes form behind him.

Warner surprises even himself as Pakistan's horror show continues

  Warner surprises even himself as Pakistan's horror show continues This is only a two-Test series and that may be a good thing for Pakistan who have fallen apart in Adelaide. Warner's batting through this short series has been a thing of beauty, and his composed play continued on a sunny Saturday afternoon, reinforcing why, as Mark Waugh pointed out, he is the "leader of the pack when playing well".

Over -by- over report: Can Australia pick up in Adelaide where they left off in Brisbane? Find out with Geoff Lemon. Hello from the Adelaide Oval . The grand old girl has got her festive skirts on and is ready for another day -night Test . We had a traditional day game here last year at India’s request, but

Over -by- over report: Can Australia pick up in Adelaide where they left off in Brisbane? Find out with Geoff Lemon. Hello from the Adelaide Oval . The grand old girl has got her festive skirts on and is ready for another day -night Test . We had a traditional day game here last year at India’s request, but

The hour-long rain delay that precipitated an early tea had the potential to disrupt the momentum the Australian batsmen had established, but Warner and Labuschagne both carried on where they left off.

Warner's second-consecutive Test century, his first under lights with the pink ball and 23rd overall in Tests, came during an extended night session.

Labuschagne followed suit soon after, coming within inches of bringing up his second Test century with a six after dancing down the pitch to slam Yasir Shah over long off.

That the ball dropped just short mattered little as he made sure of back-to-back tons the very next ball with a push through the leg side.

As the day continued, Pakistan's fielding became increasingly ragged, Shaheen in particular letting his side down with a series of calamitous errors, including inadvertently kicking a slowing ball over the boundary during a chase.

Despite the ease at which Australia scored runs, occasionally the Australian batsmen were too tight in their running, with Imam ul-Haq almost running out Labuschange, only to badly miss his throw.

Australia will continue knowing that by batting for another couple of sessions they can take Pakistan out of the game and, with Steve Smith, Matthew Wade and Travis Head all to come, things look increasingly ominous for the tourists.

Warner won't appeal against leadership ban .
Opener David Warner won't be able to hold a leadership position for the Australian cricket team ever again, and he has no plans to appeal that decision.Warner was suspended for a year and banned from ever holding another leadership position within the Australian cricket side after being found guilty of ball tampering in South Africa in 2018.

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