Australia Dominate Day 1 of Perth Test: 346/5 at Stumps:

Perth, December 14th, Australia: David Warner silenced his doubters in style on Thursday, smashing a 26th Test century and silencing the Perth media box with a cheeky “shush” celebration. The Australian opener’s blazing 164 off 211 balls powered his team to 346-5 at stumps on Day 1 against Pakistan.

Warner, with characteristic humor, expressed mixed emotions after reaching his milestone. “Disappointed to get out,” he said, “but it’s up to the selectors. If they want me, I’m staying!”

The 37-year-old’s ton arrived with a powerful uppercut against debutant Aamer Jamal. This fiery display almost guarantees Warner his desired farewell Test in Sydney next year, a wish he publicly declared in June.

Despite facing pressure over his spot and the media spotlight, Warner remained unshaken. “Headlines don’t bother me,” he stated, “anyone can write what they want.”

Celebrating his success in his own way, Warner described his shushing gesture as a “nice little quiet shush.” Earlier, he had aggressively taken on Pakistan’s pace attack, highlighted by a six over fine leg against Shaheen Afridi.

Warner’s innings showcased both grit and skill. He surpassed legends Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke to become Australia’s fifth-highest Test run-scorer with 8651 runs.

Luck played a role, with a dropped catch and missed stumping, but Warner added three more sixes before eventually finding Imam-ul-Haq at backward square.

“Age catches up,” Warner acknowledged, “it’s probably game-by-game now. Another failure might bring headlines, but that’s just the game.”

Warner’s dominant performance and cheeky celebration have set the stage for a thrilling Test series. Will he continue to defy his critics and secure his Sydney farewell? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain: David Warner is not done yet.

Pakistani Bowlers Struggle:

Pakistan’s bowling attack, missing the injured Shaheen Shah Afridi for a significant part of the day, struggled to contain the Australian batsmen. Although they managed to take five wickets, they lacked the consistency and penetration needed to really trouble the hosts.


  • Shaheen Afridi’s expensive opening over.
  • Khawaja’s black armband and dismissal.
  • Labuschagne’s brief innings.
  • Warner’s dropped catches and mis-stumping, but eventual dismissal.
  • Surpassing Hayden and Clarke in Australia’s all-time run-scoring list.

Pakistan’s hope:

  • Disciplined bowling performance in the later sessions.
  • Possibility of restricting Australia under 400 on Day 2.

Looking Ahead:

With a strong batting performance and a healthy lead on the board, Australia will be looking to capitalize on their advantage in the coming days. Pakistan, on the other hand, need to find a way to contain the Australian batting and make early inroads with the ball to get back into the game.

Stay tuned for further updates on Day 2 of the Perth Test!

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