The second Ashes Test in Adelaide saw David Warner pick up from where he left off at the Gabba. The southpaw notched up yet another stunning innings, only this time it was all about grit and patience, unlike Brisbane where he rode the luck. Warner survived a hostile new-ball spell and a barrage of bouncers from the visitors before got going.
Warner, who is known for his fearless batting struggled to get going against England’s quality new ball bowlers. The 35-year-old got off the mark on the 20th delivery he faced and remained patient right through the knock. Despite his surreal batting, Warner missed out on a century again as he was dismissed on 95.
David Warner’s sweet gesture wins hearts
David Warner was heartbroken having missed a century yet again. The southpaw was dismissed on 94 in Brisbane and managed a run more in the day-night Test despite battling sore ribs. Reports suggested that he might miss the match but the ferocious opener is not one who gives up without a fight.
Warner was frustrated with the timing of his dismissal. As he trudged off to the pavilion, the stylish opener gifted his gloves to a young fan. The kid in the crowd was delighted to receive the generous gift and the crowd were in awe with his kind gesture.
Following a tricky start, Australia finished the day in the driver’s seat with 221 runs on the board for the loss of two wickets. The 172 run stand between Marnus Labsuchagne and David Warner saw the Aussies successfully navigate through the tricky phase. Labuschagne continues to bat on as he remained unbeaten on 95 along with stand-in skipper Steve Smith.