The batsmen who flopped in IPL played a stormy innings before the T20 World Cup, scored a half-century in 20 balls, gave Australia victory in 10 overs

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. David Warner, who flopped badly in IPL 2024, has returned to form as the T20 World Cup approaches. This Australian legend played an unbeaten innings of 54 runs at a strike rate of 257.14 in the warm-up match. David Warner hit six fours and 3 sixes in his innings of 21 balls. Warner played this innings in the Australia vs Namibia warm-up match.

Australia defeated Namibia by 7 wickets in the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup. Namibia batted first in this match played in Port of Spain. It scored 119 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. At one point, Australia had taken 7 wickets of Namibia for 75 runs. At that time, Namibia was in danger of getting out for less than 100 runs.

Jane Green, who came to bat at number eight, played an innings of 38 runs and somehow helped Namibia cross the 100-run mark. Wicketkeeper Jane Green also got good support from number nine batsman Malan Kruger (18) and number ten batsman David Visa (12). Not a single top order batsman of Namibia could score more than 15 runs. Adam Jampa took the maximum of 3 wickets for Australia. Josh Hazlewood took 2 wickets. Tim David and Nathan Ellis dismissed one batsman each.

Australia had a good start chasing an easy target. Captain and opener Mitchell Marsh and David Warner shared a 39-run partnership for the first wicket. After this, Australia lost two wickets in quick succession. Mitchell Marsh was out after scoring 18 runs and Josh Inglis was out after scoring 5 runs. After this, David Warner and Tim David shared a 46-run partnership to bring their team closer to victory. After Tim David (23) was out, Warner along with Matthew Wade (12) led his team to victory. Warner completed his half-century in 20 balls. Australia won the match in just 10 overs.

first published : May 29, 2024, 07:40 IST

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