Dubai – United Arab Emirates, First Published Nov 14, 2021, 10:40 PM IST
Dubai: Before the start of the T20 World Cup, Australia’s main concern was the poor form of opener David Warner. Warner, who captained Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, lost his place in the team due to poor performance.
Halfway through, Kane Williamson took over the captaincy. Later, in the warm-up matches before the World Cup, the player was disappointed. With this came the need to replace Warner with someone else on the team. But players, including Glenn Maxwell, came out in support of Warner.
The result is what we see now. Warner is the second highest run scorer in this World Cup. He scored 289 runs in seven matches. Pakistan opener Babur Assam topped the list with 303 runs. He scored 53 in the final against New Zealand. Warner was out for 14 runs. Warner returned with a stump on Trent Bolt’s ball.
Meanwhile, Warner also set an Australian record. Warner becomes Australia’s all-time leading scorer in a T20 World Cup. Matthew Hayden and Shane Watson trailed by 289 runs in this World Cup. Hayden scored 265 in the first T20 World Cup in 2007. Former all-rounder Watson scored 249 in the 2012 World Cup.
Batting first, Australia were bowled out for 149 in 16 overs for the loss of two wickets. Australia lost Aaron Finch (5). Glenn Maxwell (21) and Mitchell Marsh (63) were at the crease.
Last Updated Nov 14, 2021, 10:44 PM IST