David Warner – Fantastic Knock against Pakistan !!

David Warner – Fantastic Knock Against Pakistan !!

David Warner century

Score: 163 (124 balls)

Strike rate: 131.45

Fours: 18

Sixes: 6

David Warner was dropped on 10 by Usama Mir, but he made the most of the reprieve to score his 21st ODI century.

David Warner

He reached his hundred in just 85 balls, and went on to score 163 before being dismissed by Shaheen Afridi.

Warner’s innings was a masterclass in ODI batting, as he took the Pakistani bowlers to all parts of the ground.

He was particularly severe on the spinners, and his six sixes were a testament to his power.

Australian innings

Total: 367/5 (50 overs)

David Warner: 163 (124 balls)

Mitchell Marsh: 121 (108 balls)

Marnus Labuschagne: 42 (45 balls)

Steve Smith: 22 (25 balls)

Australia got off to a flying start, with Warner and Marsh putting on a 259-run partnership for the first wicket.

Warner was the aggressor in the partnership, while Marsh played the supporting role. After Warner’s dismissal, Marsh went on to score his own century, and he was eventually dismissed for 121.

Labuschagne and Smith then added a quickfire 50-run partnership to take Australia to a total of 367/5.

Pakistan’s bowling

Shaheen Afridi: 2/58 (10 overs)

Haris Rauf: 1/63 (10 overs)

Mohammad Nawaz: 1/72 (10 overs)

Usama Mir: 0/57 (10 overs)

Pakistan’s bowlers were unable to contain the Australian batsmen. Afridi was the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 2/58, but the other bowlers were expensive.

Nawaz was particularly disappointing, conceding 72 runs from his 10 overs.

Overall

Australia’s total of 367/5 is a challenging one, and Pakistan will need to bat well to chase it down.

Warner’s century was the highlight of the Australian innings, and he will be confident of another big score in the next match.

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