MELBOURNE – David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne shone in the Adelaide Oval floodlights with back-to-back centuries and a record 294-run stand as Australia completely dominated Pakistan on day one of the second test on Friday.
Opening batsman Warner was 166 not out and number three Labuschagne on 126, the duo having pushed Australia to an imperious 302 for one at stumps, only days after blasting big hundreds in the first test in Brisbane.
Pakistan lost the toss but had started brightly in the teams' first day-night match at the venue, removing Joe Burns cheaply in the first half-hour as the ball swung in overcast conditions.
But the tourists soon lost their way in a wretched day in the field as Warner and Labuschagne set a record for a second wicket partnership at the 138-year-old venue.
Already down 1-0 in the two-test series after being thrashed by an innings and five runs in Brisbane, it will take something extraordinary for Pakistan to turn the match around.