He and Marnus Labuschagne did that in spades as they combined for a 361-run partnership, a second-wicket record in Australia, before the blossoming number three was bowled for 162.
It is no secret that in the Australian conditions, a team can not go with an inexperienced bowling attack.
Test great Ricky Ponting has savaged Pakistan's bowlers as one of the worst attacks he has seen on Australian shores.
Opener David Warner notched the highest ever score in a day/night Test on Saturday in Adelaide putting the tourists to the sword in a almost faultless display.More news: Simon Cowell, AGT Answer Allegations of Racial Discrimination Over Gabrielle Union Firing
"I don't think so at all. We really looked at the weather that's around tomorrow [Sunday], we wanted to give ourselves a lot of time", Warner said after day two.
"When I took the field, my goal was to support the recognised batsman and bat for the entire day".
"I've probably hit over three and a half to four thousand balls in the nets leading into Brisbane. I think everyone would have loved to see the 400-mark get beaten", Paine told Channel 7 ahead of day three.
Reflecting on the innings, Warner said he had wanted to "make a statement" in the wake of his poor Ashes tour.More news: Economic Watch: China's November manufacturing PMI back to expansion zone
"But to come back here in Australia, put some back-to-back performances on the board, have that consistency and start the summer well for our team, that's what I was more proud of myself for".
"Yeah 100% I was aware of it [the history]". Forever you talk about Donald Bradman.
Facing 418 balls in more than nine hours at the crease, Warner became the seventh Australian to reach triple figures and only the third to score more than 250 twice, joining former captains Don Bradman and Michael Clarke. They're things that you look at the history books and say, "how did they get there - that's a long time in the middle".
The moment Smith got to his record, Rajasthan Royals took to Twitter to post of photo of him showing seven fingers in response to Shah's gesture. "And when you haven't got much cattle against a batting line-up as hungry as ours, and in our conditions, and a team that is really trying to prove themselves back on the world stage, then I think Pakistan have just been caught in a flawless storm".More news: Chiefs sweep of Raiders all but locks up division title
Ponting was at a loss to understand why the team management preferred the format misfit Musa over Naseem, who even at 16 was readier for Test cricket as he showed in his debut Test. "You're going to have people who doubt you, and through that whole series I said "I wasn't out of form, I was out of runs", he said. It's not by chance that I've actually tightened all that up.