Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner’s Dominant 164 Propels Australia to 346/5 in Series Finale.

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Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner’s explosive 164 in the final series propels Australia to 346/5
After forcing Pakistan to work hard in the first several hours, David Warner—who will retire following the last Test in his birthplace of Sydney—holed out at deep square leg in the final hour. 16 fours and 4 sixes were hit by him.

On the first day of the three-match series on Thursday, Australia reached 346 for five against Pakistan’s inexperienced bowlers thanks to a brilliant century by David Warner in his final Test series.

Captain Pat Cummins made the right call by batting first on a hard, bounce-y pitch, as Warner scored a commanding 164 off 211 balls, his first century in a Test match in a year.

Before he gave up at deep square leg in the final hour of play, the 37-year-old Warner, who will retire following the final Test in his birthplace of Sydney, made Pakistan struggle in the first several sessions. 16 fours and 4 sixes were hit by him.

After a fantastic opening day for Australia, Alex Carey had 14 not out and Mitchell Marsh was undefeated at 15 on his home pitch.

Without a specialist spinner going into the Test match, Pakistan gave debuts to fast bowlers Aamer Jamal (2 for 63) and Khurram Shahzad (1 for 62).

More significantly, they let two chances to fire Warner pass. Warner achieved his 26th Test century, but Shahzad dropped an overhead ball at mid-on, and Sarfaraz Ahmed mishandled a tough stumping opportunity right before Warner reached 150.

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