It was Steven Smith’s day at Brisbane. The captain blasted his maiden test century against Pakistan at Gabba ground. Despite losing early wickets, he kept the momentum on. Matt Renshaw first supported Smith for some time. On another hand, Peter Handscomb played a great innings of 64 not out. During the Australia vs Pakistan 1st test, Pakistan bowled an excellent opening spell till lunch. However, David Warner who was playing diligently got out on a bad decision. Mohammad Amir was quite a length bowler during the first half.
Steve Smith, star of Day 1
Australian captain Steve Smith held one end firm. During his knock of 110 not out, he cracked 16 boundaries. The way he played was out of the box. His innings was quite a balance of walled defense and aggression. Pakistan removed Usman Khwaja quickly before the tea on 4 runs. Most of the deliveries were wide, which means Australian batsman doesn’t have to face much. Pakistan’s some bowlers were out of touch during Australia vs Pakistan 1st test.
Pakistan needs to give tough competition to get back into the match
On the second day of Australia vs Pakistan 1st test. Visitors will need quick wickets to get back into the match. However, if Smith and his brigade held the batting, then Pakistan will be in trouble. Pakistan has never won a tournament in Australia. In many years, they have never given tough completion to world champions. Australia was keeping high hopes from Usman Khawaja, as he was the man of the match in the previous series of Chappell-Hadlee series.
Australia is on 288 for 3 at stumps. Smith and Peter formed an unbeaten partnership of 136 runs for the fourth wicket. During Australia vs Pakistan 1st test, there was a chance when wicketkeeper, Sarfraz Ahmed dropped a catch of Steven Smith.
Australia vs Pakistan 1st test scorecard
Brief score: Australia 288/3 (Steven Smith 110*, Matt Renshaw 71, Peter Handscomb 64*; Mohammad Amir 1-40) vs Pakistan