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Perth Check: Warner hits ton as Australia attain 346-5 on opening day

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Opener David Warner starred on the opening day of the primary Check between Pakistan and Australia in Perth on Thursday.

The house facet reached 346-5 at stumps on day one with Mitchell Marsh (15) and Alex Carey (14) on the crease.
Within the lead-up, former paceman Mitchell Johnson questioned whether or not Warner deserved a hero´s farewell given his current poor red-ball type and involvement within the 2018 ball-tampering scandal.
The 37-year-old Warner, in his 110th Check, responded in typical swashbuckling trend, scoring 164 runs whereas hitting 16 fours and 4 sixes in his 211-ball knock.
After struggling to select up wickets within the first two periods, Pakistan bowlers improved significantly to say three wickets within the post-tea session.
Aamer Jamal claimed two wickets, dismissing Warner and a dangerous-looking Travis Head (40).
Steve Smith was despatched again to the hut after scoring 31 runs by Khurram Shahzad.
Lineups Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood (c), Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Aamer Jamal, Khurram Shahzad
Collection scheduleFirst Check: December 14-18, Perth
Second Check: December 26-30, Melbourne
Third Check: January 3-7, Sydney



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