David Warner delivered a standout batting performance in the third ODI on September 27 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot during the India vs. Australia match.
The opening batsman achieved 56 runs from 34 deliveries, which consisted of four sixes and six fours. Notably, during his innings, he formed a formidable partnership of 78 runs with Mitchell Marsh for the first wicket, accomplishing this feat in a mere eight overs.
Warner’s innings came to an end when he was caught behind by wicketkeeper KL Rahul off Prasidh Krishna’s delivery, the first ball of the ninth over in Australia’s innings. This was after Warner had scored 19 runs off Prasidh Krishna in the previous over.
Warner’s 56 not only contributed to his three consecutive half-centuries against India before the 2023 ODI World Cup but also emphasized his affinity for playing against India. The 36-year-old cricketer has accumulated a total of 1174 runs in 25 ODIs against India, including three centuries and nine half-centuries.
Next month, he aims to make a significant impact against India in the upcoming prestigious ICC tournament. The showdown between the two teams will take place at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on October 8.
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David Warner excels while Australia chooses to bat
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, won the toss and elected to bat in the third ODI on Wednesday.
The visiting team underwent significant changes, with Cummins and Mitchell Marsh rejoining the lineup after their rest during the second ODI. Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell also made their return after missing the first two ODIs, and Tanveer Sangha made his debut.
Team India, on the other hand, made several alterations, with regular captain Rohit Sharma, experienced player Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kuldeep Yadav returning to the side.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna.
Australia’s Playing XI: Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (w), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Pat Cummins (c), Tanveer Sangha, Josh Hazlewood.