DN Test: Pakistan on verge of series defeat against Australia

David Warner

David Warner

Australia amassed 580 in their sole innings in a first Test win in Brisbane, and things have gone from bad to worse for the tourists in the second match in Adelaide.

While he was given a standing ovation as he left the ground, some on social media questioned him taking a single on the last ball before Australia's declaration.

But it still marked a turning point in the beleaguered Warner's comeback from a ball tampering scandal that left him, former captain Steve Smith and rookie Cameron Bancroft suspended from the global game.

Candice was in the stands the day before with their daughters Ivy Mae, five, and Indi Rae, three watching on before spending some time with David when rain interrupted play. "Pakistan have had a couple of positive innings individually, but probably haven't had that consistency".

Babar Azam was on 43, with tailender Yasir Shah on four, the pair facing an improbable rescue mission.

Warner-esque celebrations by Yasir Shah on scoring his maiden Test century.

"If the boundaries were a little bit shorter, I might have taken them on a bit more", Warner told broadcaster Fox Sports.

'But it's just being disciplined. "And the way Babar Azam was playing in the morning, it made batting easier for me", he said. I remember Michael Clarke at the SCG declared on 329 not out. In 133 first-class matches the 33-year-old had seven half-centuries and a top score of 71.

All this, eight months after completing a year-long suspension for ball-tampering that scandalised a nation and saw the former vice captain banned from leadership roles for life.

The 25-year-old fast bowler further said that domestic cricket is a "learning institute" for players where they can learn all aspects of the game.

David Warner has revealed that Australia captain Tim Paine had extended a predetermined cut-off time for the innings to allow the opener to pass the 334-run record jointly held by Donald Bradman and Mark Taylor as the nation's second highest Test score. On the final delivery, Starc bowled a full delivery which had swung away as Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali looked to play it to the leg side only to get an outside edge as Steve Smith dived towards his right and took a screamer at the second slip.

On Saturday, Smith added another feather to his hat when he became the fastest cricketer to score 7000 runs in Test cricket at the Adelaide Oval.

Having thrashed Pakistan by an innings and five runs in the Brisbane opener, Australia appear well set to sweep the series 2-0 unless weather intervenes.

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