‘The bull is back’- Erin Holland bows down to David Warner after his triple ton in Adelaide
Warner took apart a number of records en route his triple century.
Updated - Nov 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Australia’s second Test versus Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval has only been a witness to a couple of days. Even as there has been a number of performers, one man who has stood out in David Warner. The southpaw scored a century at The Gabba in Brisbane and has carried on with his rich vein of form even in the Day-Night Test. The visitors’ bowlers have looked hapless to say the least.
Warner started weaving magic from the first day itself. The left-hander didn’t let panic settle in after Shaheen Shah Afridi sent back Joe Burns cheaply. He played some superlative strokes to steady the ship for the hosts. He played the entire day out with Marnus Labuschagne and took Australia to a position of command. The reliable Warner didn’t drop his guard even on the second day.
Warner dictates terms
When he was on 226, he suffered from a lapse in concentration, but luckily, he survived. Debutant fast bowler Muhammad Musa found his outside-edge and Babar Azam took a decent catch in the gully region. To the bowler’s agony, it turned out to be a no-ball, and Warner lived to fight another day. By the end of play in the first session, Warner went past the 250-run mark and looked ominous.
In the second session, Warner went from strength to strength and in the end, got to his triple century off 389 balls. He pulled Mohammad Abbas through the wide long on region to become the seventh Aussie batter with a Test triple century. When he reached the 300-run mark, he also surpassed Sir Don Bradman’s highest Test score of 299* at the Adelaide Oval back in 1932.
When he was batting on 335 and looking good for a 400, Australia declared their innings with the score at 589/3 in 127 overs. In the meantime, Erin Holland, the Australian TV presenter, was absolutely delighted and she congratulated David Warner for the batting masterclass, calling him a ‘bull.
She took to Twitter and wrote, “@davidwarner31 . Take a bow. The bull is back @7Cricket #AUSvPAK.” Holland also happens to be Aussie all-rounder Ben Cutting’s fiancé.
Here is Erin Holland’s tweet
— Erin Holland (@erinvholland) November 30, 2019