CWC 2023: David Warner becomes on-field third umpire as he declares himself not out during AUS vs NED clash

David Warner survived a close catch by Roelof van der Merwe while batting on 73.

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Star Australia batter David Warner survived a close call during Match 24 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, October 25 at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Batting on 73, the Australian opener hit a low full toss in the 23rd over of the innings, straight to Roelof van der Merwe at short cover. The Dutch cricketer completed a brilliant take diving to his right and claimed the catch.

However, Warner was confident that Van der Merwe had grounded it and gestured with his hands. The replays confirmed that the catch wasn’t clean and Warner survived. The southpaw even pated Van der Merwe on the back for his sensational effort after he was ruled not out by the third umpire.

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Warner made full use of the reprieve as he went on to score his second consecutive hundred of the tournament. The Australian opener went on to play a magnificent innings of 104 off 93 balls smashing 11 fours and three sixes. He got involved in a massive 132-run stand for the second wicket with Steve Smith after Australia lost Mitchell Marsh (9 off 15) early in the innings in just the fourth over.

Maxwell registers the fastest hundred in World Cup history

Smith also played a brilliant innings of 71 off 68 balls smashing nine fours and a six as he registered his first fifty of the tournament. Following their dismissals, Australia lost their way in the middle and were reduced to 290/6 after 42.2 overs. However, it was Glenn Maxwell who turned the game on its head in the death overs with his breathtaking innings. The 35-year-old played a record-shattering innings of 106 off 44 balls smashing nine fours and eight sixes.

During his innings, Maxwell registered the fastest hundred in ODI World Cup history reaching the landmark in just 40 balls. Thanks to his whirlwind knock, Australia posted a massive score of 399/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Logan van Beek was the pick of the bowlers for the Netherlands as he scalped 4/74 in ten overs.

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