Pakistan made a good start in the series-deciding third Test against Australia on Thursday, finishing on 73 without loss at the close in Lahore. Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique were both undefeated on 42 and 27, respectively, leaving the home team requiring another 278 runs in 90 overs to win, with all 10 wickets still intact when play resumes on Friday. Soon after dinner, Australian captain Pat Cummins declared their second innings at 227-3, a daring choice given Pakistan's 443-7 in chase of 506 runs to draw the Karachi Test last week.
Yesterday Warner started with three boundaries in the second over of the day against speed spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi, giving Australia a fast start.
Before left-armer Shaheen uprooted his off-stump on 51 with a faster delivery that seamed away, he scored his 34th Test half-century in 123 minutes.
Warner's innings contained six fours and a six, although there was significant controversy about his time at the wicket.
Warner, batting out of his crease, was infringing on an area of the pitch that may scuff and benefit spinners later in the game, according to umpires Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza.
Before engaging in intense dialogue with the umpires, he removed his helmet and gloves. Babar Azam, the Pakistani captain, also chimed in, pointing to the area where Warner was reportedly causing damage.
After a few minutes, the game restarted without any formal warning.
Australia is visiting Pakistan for the first time since 1998, after initially declining to trip due to security concerns.