David Warner, a seasoned Australian opener, continued to struggle in India after being dismissed in the second Test in Delhi for yet another subpar performance. With a stunning ball that invited a tentative poke from the Australian batter, Indian quick Mohammed Shami removed the southpaw from the game.
David Warner, the Australian opener, had a difficult time in the first Test of the series in Nagpur but was determined to make up for it in Delhi by hanging in the middle and enduring a challenging spell of fast bowling from Mohammed Siraj. Two wicked bouncers from the Indian pacers struck him in the helmet as they were delivered.
Warner needed over 20 deliveries before scoring his first run, and just when it appeared like the opener hadMohammed Shami delivered a peach of a delivery to him as he was seated at the crease. The Indian pacer repeatedly questioned the Australian openers, and after removing Warner in the 16th over of the game, he eventually received a response.
The visitors have had a good start to the game despite Warner’s departure because Usman Khawaja has looked reliable at the other end. The southpaw has taken charge in the crease and used the sweep and reverse sweep against the Indian spinners to great effect. Despite his history of streaky home runs, the talented batter appears committed to making his start count.
Marnus Labuschagne, meantime, has also had a successful start to his batting, dismissing the Indian bowlers.every time they erred, to the fence. It’s a fascinating struggle between bat and ball because the spinners are getting some good turn and bounce from the surface. Two of Australia’s top batters would need to put up a strong defence.