Australia declare at 538-8 in Pakistan Test

David Warner fired out of the blocks apparently full to the brim of Weet-Bix, bludgeoning his way not only into the scorebook, but the record books as well.

"I am relieved that he will lead the team in Sydney, he can always decide about his future once the game is over or on his return home from Australia".

At the end of the day, Matt Renshaw's strike rate finished above 60, aided by a flurry of deliberate and technically accurate shots at the end of the day's play, taking advantage of a exhausted and deflated Pakistan outfit and while that may not be "Warner-esque" it is far more than could be expected from a batsman who faced 275 deliveries, crunched 18 boundaries and managed to score his maiden Test century.

The ton came in the final over before lunch, assisted by a misfield in the deep as the packed SCG crowd went bananas in celebration.




Warner is only the fifth batsman in history to achieve the feat and the first ever to do it on Australian soil.

That three took the Australian opener to 100, the first time someone had scored that many in the first session of a test since Majid Khan of Pakistan in October 1976 in Karachi against New Zealand.

Before that, only legendary figures Victor Trumper, Charles Macartney, and Sir Donald Bradman had managed to get to that mark before the sangas were wheeled out.

If you hurry over to the TV, you might catch him before he cracks the double by tea. "Now retirement is completely out of my mind and I am totally focused on the Sydney Test", Misbah told reporters on the eve of the Sydney Test, which many had believed might be the 42 year-old's last.

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