BRISBANE: Courtesy to double blow by Pakistan in last overs of the session, Australia is 89 for two after the Tea break of Day 1 play of the first Test at The Gabba, Brisbane.
Australia skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. The decision was well-backed by his openers as both Dav Warner and Matt Renshaw played their shots all along the ground quite freely.
Starting with a 4-runs-per-over rate, Australian opening duo posted 71 runs in 23 over before Amir removed Warner on 32. He was looking threatening.
New batsman Usman Khawaja welcomed Amir’s next ball with a four on the first ball but ended up handing a sharp catch to skipper Misbah at short mid-wicket on Yasir’s half-volley.
In came the Aussie captain Steve Smith and he, along with Renshaw kept the head low to see off few more overs before the end of the first session.
Australia are 89/2 in 30 overs.
Australia – 89/2 (Over: 30)
Matt Renshaw – 46
Smith – 4
This Over: 4 1 0 1 2 0