Misbah to captain Pakistan in Sydney

Misbah to captain Pakistan in Sydney

Bird can consider himself unlucky after impressing with the ball against both Pakistan and South Africa - taking 13 wickets in three Tests.

Renshaw meanwhile was content to play his normal game and not get carried away by Warner's fireworks.

Australia's David Warner has become the fifth batsman to hit a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test match.

"We need to take stock of the situation; Australians have their senior players delivering which is inspiring their youngsters who are emulating their feats. I generally don't try too much of copying because that's not my game".

The Test is a dead-rubber after Australia won the series by claiming the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

David Warner said he was honoured to join the likes of Donald Bradman after smashing a whirlwind century before lunch in the third Test against Pakistan Tuesday.

Warner became the first Australian after Sir Don Bradman slammed a century in the opening session 87 years ago (in 1930) on the first day of a Test match.

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However, unlike Warner, Sehwag narrowly missed completing the feat in the opening session, going into lunch on an unbeaten 99 off 75 balls.

Renshaw was 25 not out at the lunch break but he picked up the tempo when Warner departed for 113 in the second session after the pair had put on 151 runs for the first wicket.

Having notched his first Test hundred, the first of what I hope will be many, Renshaw first faced a barrage of criticism for the way he began building his innings from media and spectators alike, which in hindsight is terribly amusing.

"I've done a lot of work [on my bowling], especially in the last 12 months", he said.

Post the final-day loss in Melbourne, Misbah--who got out on a duck prolonging his run of low scores-- had spoken about the possibility of retirement from Test cricket and had not ruled out the likelihood of doing so before Sydney.

Head groundsman Tom Parker has promised a bit of traditional SCG turn, which is good news for O'Keefe and off-spinner Nathan Lyon but might also provide fitting conditions for Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah to show the full range of his powers.

Australia's vice-captain has since scored three emotional Test tons at the SCG, where a memorial plaque for Hughes was installed outside Australia's dressing room after the tragic accident.

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