Australia took a handy 72-run lead by end of day two in the Brisbane Test against Pakistan losing only one wicket throughout the day. David Warner continued his great form in this home season as he struck an unbeaten 151 from 265 balls hitting only 10 fours. He shared a 222-run opening stand with Joe Burns who was bowled around his legs by Yasir Shah when batting on 97. Marnus Labuschagne scored 55* in the last session adding an unbeaten 90-run stand with Warner as the Aussies finished on 312/1.
All the statistical highlights from yet another day dominated by Australia in Brisbane:
Warner-Burns duo grinds at Gabba again:
3 – David Warner and Joe Burns shared their 2nd double century opening stand in Test cricket; both coming at the Gabba in Brisbane. They are only the 3rd opening pair with two 200-run stands in Tests at a venue. Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes had partnerships of 296 and 298 in Antigua while Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir shared 218 and 233 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.
3 – Warner-Burns duo became only the 3rd Australian pair with multiple double century partnerships at a venue. Michael Clarke shared two 200-run stands with Mike Hussey at the Gabba and also two such partnerships with Ricky Ponting at the Adelaide Oval.
Warner equals Hayden:
40 – Number of centuries for David Warner in International cricket; the joint 2nd most by a player for Australia. Ricky Ponting has 70 International tons for the Aussies while Matthew Hayden also struck 40 tons.
A year to remember for Warner:
1 – David Warner became the first player from Australia to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. Three players before Warner have scored a T20I ton for Australia but none of them went on to score a hundred in Test cricket in the same calendar year.
Warner’s happy hunting ground:
1085 – David Warner has scored 1085 runs in first-class matches at the Gabba in Brisbane. This is the first venue where Warner amassed 1000 FC runs. He achieved the milestone in 18 innings with six hundreds and a fifty.
7013 – Runs Warner aggregated in International cricket on Australian soil. He is the 8th player to score 7000 International runs in Australia. Warner’s average of 53.12 at end of day 2 is the highest among those eight players.
Yasir concedes 100 in Australia yet again:
5/6 – Yasir Shah now has conceded 100+ runs in a Test innings five times in six innings he bowled on Australian soil. The only time he did not concede was during the 2nd innings of the 2016/17 day-night Test in Brisbane. Yasir bowled only 10 overs in that innings which was declared by the Aussies after playing 39 overs.
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