David Warner’s Sheffield Shield half-century: The opening batsman from New South Wales laid a solid foundation for his team.
During the fourth day of the 16th match of the ongoing Sheffield Shield between South Australia and New South Wales in Adelaide, New South Wales opening batsman David Warner’s 39th half-century laid a solid foundation for his team to chase a 295-run target.
Opening the batting with Nick Larkin (22), Warner played some exquisite shots against the fast bowlers to not give them many chances of dismissing him.
Having scored 24 (33) in the first innings, Warner would have been keen to convert his start into at least a half-century for New South Wales needed their premier batsman to contribute in a tough chase.
Warner, who scored boundaries to all corners of the ground and mostly played along the ground, ended up scoring 69 (106) as him getting out to Joe Medew-Ewen put an end to a 70-run partnership for the second wicket between him and Kurtis Patterson (36).
It was a match-winning 131-run partnership for the fourth wicket between New South Wales all-rounder-pair of Moises Henriques (78*) and Sean Abbott (83) which played a crucial role in the visiting sealing the chase.
Warner, who had talked about his latest injury having it in it to aggravate him for six to nine months, had most recently admitted that he shouldn’t have hurried his comeback during the Test series against India. Set to lead SunRisers Hyderabad in the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, Warner’s knock must have assured his fans with respect to his fitness ahead of IPL 2021.
David Warner’s Sheffield Shield half-century vs South Australia
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