The second day of the Ashes opener at the Gabba saw David Warner and Travis Head take the game to England. While Head was flamboyant as he hit the third fastest century in the Ashes history, Warner rod the luck before he fell in the nervous nineties. Having been bowled out for just 147, the visitors came out all guns blazing with the ball.
As the English bowlers came firing in, a rather rusty David Warner found it tough to get going early on. But lady luck smiled on him as he scampered to 32 off 76 balls before going all out on Jack Leach. Warner was castled by a scintillating delivery from Ben Stokes which turned out to be a no-ball before Rory Burns dropped the southpaw on 40.
David Warner survives a close call as England grass yeat another opportunity
When it seemed like David Warner has had hi fill of luck, England came up with yet another mistake to gift him another life. The 37th over of the Australian innings saw Warner gift a golden opportunity to Haseeb Hamid and he too wasn’t able to grab it as the visitors were left with their hands on their head.
The Aussie opener struck the final delivery of the Mark Wood over straight to Hameed and immediately took off for a run not knowing that the Englshman at short leg has the ball. In an attempt to hrru back home, Warner slipped giving the short leg fielder all the time to hit the stumps, yet he missed as the southpaw scrapped home on all four of his limbs.
The gritty but rather lacklustre innings saw Warner play over 30 false shots. It was one of those shots that he lobbed the ball to Ben Stokes who dive forward on full stretch to complete the catch and deny the Aussie opener a century. Travis Head then switched gears and led the onslaught against the visitors.