Steven Smith's century puts Australia in command against Pakistan

Updated: Dec 16, 2016, 11:56 IST | AFP |

Skipper Steve Smith scored a hundred and Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb half-centuries as Australia took an early grip on the pink-ball first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane

Steve Smith
Steve Smith 

Brisbane: Skipper Steve Smith scored a hundred and Matt Renshaw and Peter Handscomb half-centuries as Australia took an early grip on the pink-ball first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane yesterday. Smith, dropped on 53, showed the way as the Australians built the foundations for a sturdy first innings after winning the toss. At the close of first day’s play, the home side were 288 for three with Smith on 110 and Handscomb not out on 64. Smith scored his 16th Test century off 184 balls with 15 fours. The pair put on an unbroken stand of 137 runs for the fourth wicket after opener Renshaw chipped in with an impressive 71.

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