Australia versus Pakistan snapshot

Steve Larkin

AUSTRALIA v PAKISTAN, FIRST TEST, DAY 1:

Score: Australia 1-302 (David Warner 166no, Marnus Labuschagne 126no).

Summary: Australian batsmen Warner and Labuschagne pulverise Pakistan's bowlers in an unbroken 294-run partnership - Australia's record second-wicket stand against Pakistan, and highest second-wicket partnership against any nation at Adelaide Oval. The pair both bank chanceless centuries, making a mockery of not only the visitor's bowlers but also pre-match predictions of difficult batting conditions against the pink ball.

Man of the moment: Take your pick, Warner or Labuschagne. Both made tons in the first Test, both repeat the feat in the second. Warner's 23rd Test ton is the 10th time he has made a century on the opening day of a Test. And Labuschagne's second Test hundred continues his remarkable scoring spree since replacing Steve Smith as a concussion substitute in the second Ashes Test - he has been dismissed for less than 48 just twice in nine digs since.

Key moment: The hug. On joining Warner as a centurion, Labuschagne pumps his fist towards his teammates in the dressing room, then lifts his partner Warner off the ground with a massive celebratory embrace.

Stat of the day: 59. The number of more runs needed by Warner and Labuschagne to set a record Australian partnership for any wicket against Pakistan. The benchmark of 352 sits with Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke's fourth-wicket stand in Hobart, 2010.

Quote of the day: "We're thrilled to get through tonight and hopefully can come out tomorrow and put some more runs on the board." - Warner.