David Warner gives throwdowns to Steve Smith: The two senior Australian batsmen were seen working together in the nets.
During the second day of the practice match between Derbyshire and Australia in Derby, two senior Australian batsmen in Steve Smith and David Warner were seen practicing together in the nets.
It all happened after Smith was dismissed cheaply in the match. Smith, who missed the third Test after coping a nasty blow from England fast bowler Jofra Archer, was playing in his first match after recovering from concussion.
Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 57th over, Smith scored 23 (38) with the help of two fours before getting out. After walking back to the pavilion, Smith was soon seen walking towards the nets alongside Warner.
Soon enough, Smith received several throwdowns from Warner in the absence of batting coach Graeme Hick. It was only a few days ago that Smith had explained his unusual batting approach in the nets.
As far as the match is concerned, a collective effort from the Australian bowlers saw them bundling out Derbyshire for 172 in 57.2 overs. Before declaring their innings on 338/5 in 92 overs, the visitors had seen their Top three batsmen in Marcus Harris (64), Usman Khawaja (72) and Mitchell Marsh (74) scoring individual half-centuries.
Having lost the third Test in Smith’s absence, Australia would not be looking to make a comeback in the series at Old Trafford. Another victory will see them retaining the Ashes.
David Warner gives throwdowns to Steve Smith:
“If he got 20 or 220 ‘Smudger’ would still want to go the nets and have a hit” 💪 pic.twitter.com/j4Gb2HOmkl
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 31, 2019
David Warner helps out during Steven Smith’s batting practice 🙌
Smith hit the nets after his brief innings of 23 – his first in a match since his concussion diagnosis during the Lord’s Test – against Derbyshire https://t.co/WFcodFHBoo #Ashes #DERvAUS pic.twitter.com/vzQwYyPk5M
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) August 30, 2019
— Samuel Ferris (@samuelfez) August 30, 2019
Steve Smith did not give me impression he was getting much out of batting against Derbyshire’s spinners in tour game. Only 5 of 38 balls were against seam bowling. He’s now got David Warner, Sridharan Sriram giving throw downs with the wanger. pic.twitter.com/IeguFdW8YJ
— Andrew Wu (@wutube) August 30, 2019
Breaking News: David Warner was just cheered loudly by a bunch of English fans…..he did of course knock Steve Smith’s off stump out with the sidearm and even took a bow @cricbuzz #ashes #smithwatch pic.twitter.com/z3x24BELvi
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) August 30, 2019
#RT @cricbuzz: RT @beastieboy07: Breaking News: David Warner was just cheered loudly by a bunch of English fans…..he did of course knock Steve Smith’s off stump out with the sidearm and even took a bow @cricbuzz #ashes #smithwatch pic.twitter.com/oAUXl8PKhW
— Chris Green Fan (@ICanSeeIn4D) August 30, 2019
— Rob Forsaith (@robforsaith) August 30, 2019
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