After bundling out Pakistan for 240 in their 1st Innings on Day 1 the Aussies took the charge on Day 2 with David Warner and Joe Burns setting the tone right up the order. The openers stitched together 222 run partnership for the first wicket.
Riding on his luck Warner scored his 22nd Test hundred and thumped the Pakistani bowlers en route to his score of 154. Warner was caught behind the wicket off the bowling of Naseem Shah (who dismissed him finally) at the score of 56 only to find that the young pacer has overstepped.
This was the fourth time that Warner has go on to score a ton after being dismissed earlier on a no-ball and a second time against Pakistan. Burns missed out on his hundred by just 3 runs and was bowled by Yasir Shah.
Shah dismissed Steve Smith cheaply giving Pakistan a hope of a quick collapse of Aussie post the massive opening partnership. However, Marnus Labuschagne had some other plans. Labuschagne scored a brilliant 185 to take the Australian lead past the 300 runs mark.
Matthew Wade chipped with a fifty as Australia finished there innings on a score of 540. For Pakistan, the star in there bowling performance was Shah who picked crucial wickets of Smith and Burns and sent four Aussie batsmen to pavilion.
Pakistan in their second innings face a daunting task of getting past the 340 runs mountain piled by the Aussies. With Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail falling early prey to Mitchell Starc Pakistan look to suffer an innings defeat unless their top and middle-order spend some good time at the crease.