India vs Australia: David Warner was dismissed for 5 runs on Day One of Sydney Test.© AFP
Former Australia batsman Mark Waugh on Thursday slammed David Warner for taking part in a unfastened shot and giving his wicket away on the first day of the third Test towards India on the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Mohammad Siraj despatched the comeback man Warner (5) again to the pavilion in simply the fourth over of the innings and the hosts as soon as once more received off to a foul begin within the ongoing sequence towards India. Warner went for a drive, however solely managed to get an outdoor edge and a easy catch was given to Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip. This is the primary time in 4 years that Warner has been dismissed for lower than 10 runs in a house Test.
“That’s just a loose shot. That’s not a shot you want to be playing in the first 20 minutes of a Test match. You’re driving on the up, it’s not there to drive and it’s wide as well and you’re throwing your hands at it,” Waugh advised Fox Cricket.
“Even if his groin was okay, he would have had to take an almighty step to get even close to that delivery. Just an impatient shot really and maybe trying to get runs on the board quickly,” he added.
Australia have rushed Warner’s comeback because the left-handed batsman had himself accepted that he was not 100 per cent match earlier than the beginning of the third Test.
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey additionally stated that Warner doesn’t look “fully fit” and it’s not an important signal for the hosts.
“He was running through, he’s certainly labouring a little bit and it’s not the David Warner we are used to seeing. He certainly is not even close to 100 per cent fit. It’s not a great sign,” Hussey had advised Fox Cricket.
Rain compelled an early lunch on the primary day of the third Test between India and Australia on Thursday.
With Australia’s rating at 21/1 within the eighth over, rain performed spoilsport and the play needed to be halted and because of this, early lunch was referred to as.
Indian pacer Navdeep Saini and Australia’s Will Pucovski made their Test debuts on the SCG.
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