Aussie batsmen usurp their own coach's 21-year Test record

David Warner didn't want to say what everyone is thinking - that he's broken the spirit of Pakistan's cricketers.

But Australia's opening batsman is blunt in assessing the performance of the tourists on day one of the second Test in Adelaide, where the Aussies notched a slice of history.

To paraphrase: Pakistan's bowlers stuffed up. They bowled too short, couldn't swing the ball, and didn't force Australia's batsmen to play straight.

The result: Australia amassed 1-302 with Warner unbeaten on 166 not out and Marnus Labuschagne 126 not out.

The pair's unbroken 294 run partnership is a second-wicket record for Australia against Pakistan.

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The remarkable innings from the pair sees them break the previous best against Pakistan, set by current coach Justin Langer and Mark Taylor in 1998.

The pair's stand was also the highest in pink-ball history, overtaking the 248 runs Englishmen Joe Root and Alastair Cook combined for against West Indies in 2017.

Warner was quick not to get too carried away by his side’s dominance.

Marnus Labuschagne David Warner set a new record for a second wicket partnership against Pakistan. Pic: Getty

"You never want to say that you have broke them," Warner said.

"But the key to batting is to keep trying to bring their fast bowlers back. And if you can bring them back for their third and fourth spells towards the end of the day, it holds you in a good position.

"And we were able to do that."

Warner's knock follows his 154 in Australia's win in the first Test; Labuschagne's ton follows his 185 in the same game.

Their repeat century feats came against a pink ball that was supposed to hoop around in the day-night Test - but it didn't.

"The ball didn't really swing at all, a fraction bit of seam," Warner said.

"But I felt, talking to Marnus out there, they probably bowled a fraction too short.

"(They) didn't make us actually try and play straight ... myself and Marnus hardly hit the ball straight down the ground.

"With the pink ball, when it gets to a period when there's nothing happening, I think you've got to try and dry up the field a little bit and try and get us playing straight.

"We were able to score freely.

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"We emphasised last match that we were going to run as hard as we could, try and put pressure on, rotate strike, left-hand, right-hand (combination) and we were able to do that and not let the bowlers settle."

Labuschagne continued his stunning run of form since coming in to the side as a concussion replacement for Steve Smith during the Ashes series.

The classy right-hander’s latest big score actually saw him jump to the top of the list as the year’s leading run-scorer in Test cricket.

But Warner cautioned against believing the day one heroics meant another Test win, and a 2-0 series sweep, was inevitable.

"We have got to move on and look forward and try and replicate that," he said.

"If we can try and bat into that dusk time, it will be fantastic, to try and come out here with a new ball under lights, because it's quite challenging."