'Terrible': Ricky Ponting rips into Pakistan's bowling attack

Test great Ricky Ponting has savaged Pakistan's bowlers as one of the worst attacks he has seen on Australian shores.

Ponting describes Pakistan's bowling collective as "terrible", saying the visitors have been caught in a perfect Australian storm.

Australia amassed 580 in their sole innings in a first Test win in Brisbane, and things have gone from bad to worse for the tourists in the second match in Adelaide.

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The hosts, with David Warner making Australia's second-highest Test score with unbeaten 335, compiled 3(dec)-589.

"They (Pakistan's bowlers) have been poor ... their bowling attack is terrible really for a Test attack," Ponting told cricket.com.au.

"I'm not sure I have seen a worse bowling attack on our shores in a long time."

The visitors gave 16-year-old Naseem Shah a Test debut in Brisbane - he returned figures of 1-68 from 20 overs.

Former Australian Test skipper Ricky Ponting says Pakistan's bowling attack is among the worst he's seen. (Photo by Scott Barbour - CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images/Getty Images)

They then dropped the teen for the Adelaide Test in favour of 19-year-old Muhammad Musa, who on debut took 0-114 from 20 overs.

"I still can't understand why the 16-year-old hasn't played this game, Naseem," Ponting said.

"And they go with another guy (Musa) who has played seven first-class games and just doesn't look to be a Test match bowler.

"They haven't got much cattle.

"And when you haven't got much cattle against a batting line-up as hungry as ours, and in our conditions, and a team that is really trying to prove themselves back on the world stage, then I think Pakistan have just been caught in a perfect storm."

Tim Paine doesn’t regret declaring early

Tim Paine insists he has no regrets about stopping David Warner's batting assault against Pakistan when Brian Lara's world-record 400-run mark was in sight.

Paine's decision to declare with Warner on 335 not out will remain the talking point of the Adelaide Test, despite the opener insisting the move had his backing.

Warner had hit his last 35 runs in 23 balls, and just passed Mark Taylor and Don Bradman's top scores of 334 to go second on the all-time list of Australians.

Rain had been forecast for the majority of both Sunday and Monday, and Australia were keen to declare by 5:40pm and bowl at Pakistan in the twilight with the pink ball.

That decision paid off, with Mitchell Starc taking four wickets to put Australia in an even more dominant position with the tourists 6-96 at stumps.

"It's a tough one, no doubt. I think everyone would have loved to see the 400-mark get beaten," Paine told Channel Seven.

"But unfortunately with the weather that's around, we made a decision as a team that we would put in place a time.

"Davey was part of that decision and was all for it. We are here to win Test matches."