Mustafizur Rahman has a cheeky birthday wish for David Warner
Mustafizur Rahman had a rather cheeky wish for Warner.
Updated - Oct 27, 2019 1:22 pm
In the end, it was all too easy for Australia as the hosts completed a demolition job of the visiting Sri Lankans with a clinical 134-run win to open what should be a blockbuster summer of cricket D0wn Under. Besides it being the opening game of the summer, the match also marked the return of the superstar duo of David Warner and former captain Steve Smith on home soil.
The former Australian vice-captain, Warner, who had come into the series on the back of a horrendous Ashes series and with questions hanging around his Test spot, squashed away all those apprehensions with a typical Warner-like inning- swashbuckling, dominating and peerless.
The Southpaw shellacked the hapless Sri Lankan bowling attack to all corners of the picturesque Adelaide Oval to register his maiden International hundred in the shortest format of the game. Warner, who has four Indian Premier League hundreds to his name (4706 runs at 43.17), made his first in international twenty20s in an innings which included four sixes and ten boundaries.
Batting first, skipper Aaron Finch (64 off 36 balls) and David Warner (100* off 56 balls) got the Australians off to a great start. The duo racked up 122 runs in just 10.5 overs before Lakshan Sandakan (1-41) sent the Australian skipper back in the hut. Finch’s dismissal did not have any sort of impact on the hosts’ innings as Glenn Maxwell (62 off 28 balls) played an equally belligerent knock. The duo combined to rack up another 107 runs in just 8.4 overs to take the score past the indomitable heights.
Mustafizur Rahman has a rather cheeky wish for Warner
Warner eventually got his hundred on the last ball of the innings but not before he had led Australia to their third-highest T20I total in history. Kasun Rajitha, who had a great series against Pakistan registered the most expensive figures (0-75) by a bowler in T20I cricket.
Chasing 233 was always going to be a tall order for the Sri Lankans but it turned out to be as one-sided encounter as one could get, as the visitors were knocked over for 99; one run short of what David Warner had achieved.
Following his outstanding knock, wishes galore for the southpaw. Joining the bandwagon was his ex-SRH teammate Mustafizur Rahman, who had a rather cheeky wish for Warner. Taking to Twitter, the Fizz wrote, “Maiden T20I century on Birthday. What a way to celebrate the special day. Many many happy returns of the day Legend @davidwarner31. Be blessed and give us more entertainment. (But don’t forget to get out against me)”
Maiden T20I century on Birthday. What a way to celebrate the special day. Many many happy returns of the day Legend @davidwarner31. Be blessed and give us more entertainment. (But don't forget to get out against me 😜) pic.twitter.com/2zKmfQmDHx
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) October 27, 2019