Aussies off to a good start at the Gabba

David Warner and Joe Burns have started their Test opening partnership in style, sharing a 161-run stand.

The pair helped Australia dominate the early stages of the first Test against New Zealand at the Gabba today.

The effort bettered Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer’s 158-run partnership at The Oval in 2001, their first game together at the top of the order.


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It is also the first time Australia have started the home Test summer with a wicket-less session since 2001, when Hayden and Langer pushed them to 0-103.

Burns was dismissed for 71 during the second session.

Warner has then gone on to score a century.

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