Skipper Steve Smith was main from the entrance as Pakistan’s bowlers tied down Australia on the opening day of the pink-ball first Test on the Gabba on Thursday.
His preventing, unbeaten half-century stored the Australians ticking together with help from newcomer Peter Handscomb after the lack of three wickets.
On the dinner break and heading into the important thing last twilight session underneath lights, the house aspect have been 182 for 3 after profitable the toss with Smith unbeaten on fifty four and Handscomb not out sixteen.
Smith reached his half-century off ninety three balls nearing the interval with three runs off Rahat Ali.
Australia misplaced the wicket of rookie opener Matt Renshaw within the center session after the dismissals of David Warner and Usman Khawaja within the opening session.
Renshaw didn’t put a foot mistaken in an assured innings till within the forty fourth over he was caught behind off Wahab for seventy one off one hundred twenty five balls with 9 fours.
The teenager checked out ease in solely his second Test match and was on the right track for his maiden Test century earlier than Wahab struck.
It was reward for Wahab, who was Pakistan’s greatest performing bowler, sustaining a decent line and conceding few runs.
Wahab had peppered Renshaw with rising deliveries all through his innings, however the tall teenager received nicely behind the ball, displaying sound defensive method.
Pakistan struck with two fast wickets within the first session after openers Warner and Renshaw gave Australia a strong begin.
Paceman Mohammad Amir had Warner leg earlier than wicket for 32 after the Australian vice-captain was struck on the pad on leg stump within the twenty fourth over.
Warner was given out by English umpire Ian Gould and didn’t search a evaluation, ending a gap stand of 70.
Amir is within the first yr of his return to worldwide cricket following a 5-yr ban over spot-fixing, a scandal which just about ended his burgeoning profession.
Khawaja, coming off his man-of-the-match one hundred forty five within the day-night time third Test in Adelaide towards South Africa, lasted simply six balls earlier than he was out to a false stroke to leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
Khawaja superior down the wicket however hit straight into Misbah-ul-Haq’s midriff at brief midwicket and was on his method for 4.
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Third umpire: Sundaram Ravi (IND)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)
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