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David Warner Ends His 1043 Days Century Drought As Australia Clean Sweeps England in the ODI Series

Seems like 2022 is the year of redemption for the modern-day greats of cricket. Marking a return in the league of centuries, David Warner has ended his 1043 days century drought, batting against England. Australia and England are currently engaged in an ODI series that has fully sided with the hosts. The third and final ODI, despite being tarnished by rain witnessed David Warner reaching the hundred-run mark. Moreover, the opening pair of Warner and Head put a massive partnership of 269 at the MCG.

Batting first, Australia put 355 runs on the board for England to chase. The English batters dwindled swiftly in a chase requiring resilience. The second innings also saw a spell of rain hindering the game, eventually reducing the overs to 48. The target was, consequently revised and limited to 364. However, England’s batters felt no respite as the whole team was all out by the 32nd over. Captain Buttler walked off cheaply, as Jason Roy’s knock of 33(48) lead their score to 110. David Warner, eventually, got hold of the “Player of the Match” award in the post-match presentation.

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David Warner Scores an International Ton After Over Two Years

Losing the toss and put to bat first, the opening pair of Australia, David Warner and Travis Head went all guns blazing. Eventually, David Warner got to his century, first international hundred in over 1040 days for the batter. Warner scored 106 runs in 102 deliveries at a strike rate of 103.92 in a knock that included 8 fours and 2 sixes. Moreover, Travis Head came up with an impressive knock of his own scoring 152 off 130, hitting 16 fours and 6 sixes in the ODI bashing the English bowlers.

David Warner ended his knock with another impressive gesture that caught the eye of the audience. When returning to the pavillion, Warner gave his batting gloves to a young fan cheering in the stands. The century seemed especially exciting for Warner coming after a period of over two years. Warner last hit a century in January 2020 in Mumbai against India. Moreover, Warner’s century drought lagged ahead to that of Virat Kohli’s 1021 days century drought. And now after a gap of 71 innings, Warner has registered his 19th international ton.

Ayushi Singh
Ayushi Singhhttp://thesportslite.com
Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.
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