Australia beat South Africa by 6 wickets in the first test match
David Warner was seen battling for runs in both innings of the match
new Delhi. Australia defeated South Africa in 2 days in the first match of the 3-Test series at the Gabba ground in Brisbane. The Kangaroo team needed 33 runs in the second innings to win, which it scored by losing 4 wickets. This is another success for Australia after recently defeating West Indies 2-0 in the Test series. However, the bat of Australia’s veteran player David Warner remained silent in this match like the previous series.
In the first innings of this Test match against South Africa, Warner was dismissed without opening an account. He was dismissed by fast bowler Kagiso Rabada on the very first ball of the innings. Even in the second innings of the match, Warner’s bat remained silent and he returned to the pavilion after scoring just 3 runs. This time too Rabada made him his victim. The Australian batsman had earlier scored just 5, 48, 21 and 28 runs in four innings of two Test matches against the West Indies. Looking at Warner’s batting form, former Australian captain and veteran batsman Ricky Ponting has advised him to be realistic and look to the future with regard to his Test career. Let us tell you that Warner is constantly fighting to remove the lifetime leadership ban imposed on him.
‘Don’t be patted on the shoulder and asked to go out’
Ricky Ponting told Channel Seven during the Brisbane Test, Warner should bat the way he wants. I would not like to see that he gets a tour of India and England and then he is patted on the shoulder and asked to go out. The former captain said, it would be disappointing to see his career end like this. Wait and see. I hope he gets some runs ahead. The Australian team has to go on a tour of India and England next year. Warner’s batting average is 24.25 in India and 26.04 in England.
Justin Langer defends Warner
Former Australian coach Justin Langer has a different opinion in this matter than Ricky Ponting’s views. He believes that it is too early to dismiss David Warner from Test cricket. “Warner got off to a good start last summer and now is the time to convert that start into a big score,” Langer told Channel Seven. At the moment everyone will talk about his dismissal on the first ball. The former coach said that the Australian team knows how important Warner is to them, especially considering South Africa’s fast bowling.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 18, 2022, 15:13 IST