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Flopped in IPL, stormy innings before T20 World Cup, hit fifty in 20 balls, Australia won in 10 overs


New Delhi. David Warner, who flopped badly in IPL 2024, has returned to form as the T20 World Cup approaches. This Australian legend played an unbeaten innings of 54 runs at a strike rate of 257.14 in the warm-up match. David Warner hit six fours and 3 sixes in his/her 21-ball innings. Warner played this innings in the Australia vs Namibia warm-up match.

Australia defeated Namibia by 7 wickets in the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup. Namibia batted first in this match played in Port of Spain. It scored 119 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. At one point, Australia had reduced Namibia to 75 runs for 7 wickets. At that time, Namibia was in danger of being bowled out for less than 100 runs.

Jane Green, who came to bat at number eight, played an innings of 38 runs and somehow helped Namibia cross the 100-run mark. Wicketkeeper Jane Green was also supported by number nine batsman Malan Krueger (18) and number ten batsman David Visa (12). Not a single top-order batsman of Namibia could score more than 15 runs. Adam Jampa took the maximum of 3 wickets for Australia. Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets. Tim David and Nathan Ellis dismissed one batsman each.

Australia started off well chasing an easy target. Captain and opener Mitchell Marsh and David Warner shared a 39-run partnership for the first wicket. After this, Australia lost two wickets in quick succession. Mitchell Marsh got out after scoring 18 runs and Josh Inglis got out after scoring 5 runs. After this, David Warner and Tim David shared a 46-run partnership to bring their team closer to victory. After Tim David (23) was out, Warner along with Matthew Wade (12) led his/her team to victory. Warner completed his/her fifty in 20 balls. Australia won the match in just 10 overs.

first published : May 29, 2024, 07:40 IST

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