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

by Pakistan Latest News Update

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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