Australia vs India: David Warner lands awkwardly while fielding in 2nd ODI; walks off limping
Australia will be hoping that the injury to David Warner is not serious.
Updated - Nov 29, 2020 2:41 pm
India and Australia are currently involved in the three-match ODI series. The hosts have won the first match and are looking good to seal the series as well after posting a mammoth 389 runs batting first in the second game. But they are worried a little bit now as their ace opener David Warner has walked off the field after falling awkwardly in the second innings.
The incident took place in the fourth over of India’s innings when Josh Hazlewood was bowling. Shikhar Dhawan pushed a fuller length delivery to mid-off and set off for a single. David Warner was at the position who cut across and tried to stop the ball. He was successful in his attempt but landed awkwardly after that and was seemingly in a lot of pain.
The physio came out of the dressing room to look into the matter and after some time, Australia’s ace batsman was seen walking out of the field. Rather he was being taken out of the field with support as David Warner wasn’t able to walk properly with one leg. Moreover, the southpaw was also taken to the hospital to ascertain the extent of injury if the live pictures are considered.
David Warner is off the field after landing awkwardly in this fielding effort.
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With T20I and more importantly Test series coming up, Australia will be hoping to not take any risk with his injury. They will also be hoping that the injury is not so serious and David Warner gets fit in time for the upcoming contests.
David Warner scores a half-century again
As far as his batting is concerned, David Warner looked good yet again scoring his second consecutive fifty. He scored 83 runs off just 77 balls hitting seven fours and three massive sixes once again taking toll of the hapless Indian bowlers. He added 142 runs with Aaron Finch for the opening wicket and laid the platform for the middle-order to come and go berserk.
Accordingly, Australia managed to post a mammoth total on the board and much of its credit has to go to David Warner for the way he batted from the word go taking pressure off his skipper as well.