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  • Australia vs Pakistan, Smith, Matt Renshaw, Pakistan vs Australia, test Match, cricket
    Australian batsman Steve Smith plays a shot

    Renshaw's discipline in early stands with David Warner and the captain Steven Smith blunted the new ball in the hands of Pakistan's pace attack and also compelled Yasir Shah to bowl a high volume of overs early in the match.

  • Australia vs Pakistan, Smith, Matt Renshaw, Pakistan vs Australia, test Match, cricket
    Australian batsman Matt Renshaw signals to the crowd after reaching a half century

    While Wahab Riaz was able to find Renshaw's outside edge before he could go on to three figures

  • Australia vs Pakistan, Smith, Matt Renshaw, Pakistan vs Australia, test Match, cricket
    Australian batsman Matt Renshaw plays a shot

    Smith and Pete Handscomb then fought their way through to the dinner interval with hope for more runs on resumption

  • Australia vs Pakistan, Smith, Matt Renshaw, Pakistan vs Australia, test Match, cricket
    Pakistan's Yasir Shah, right, appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of Australia's Matt Renshaw

    Smith was dropped by Sarfraz Ahmed from the part-time leg breaks of Azhar Ali on the stroke of dinner.

  • Australia vs Pakistan, Smith, Matt Renshaw, Pakistan vs Australia, test Match, cricket
    Pakistan's Wahab Riaz, left, celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia's Matt Renshaw

    Mohammad Amir and Yasir had struck in the last half-hour of the first session to open up opportunities for Pakistan after Australia's openers had safely negotiated the early passages

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