A stunning upper cut from David Warner sends a bumper from Steyn for a six

David Warner of Australia
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 03: David Warner of Australia lies on the pitch after slipping while playing a shot. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

David Warner was at his explosive best today in the opening Test of the three-match series against South Africa at the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA), Perth. After the fast bowling attack led by the menacing Mitchell Starc bundled out the visitors for just 242, David Warner and Shaun Marsh quickly cashed on the opportunity on offer and scored runs at a quick pace to take their team to a comfortable 105 for no loss at the end of the day.

Everyone lauded his batting effort which put thoroughly on the driver’s seat. Warner played in his usual no-nonsense approach and started getting runs at a quick pace. Warner outpaced the quality opposition attack and scored most of his runs during his 62 balls 73 run knock came in the form of boundaries as he finished the day with 13 fours and one hit six. While his crisp hits to the fence kept the fans glued to the action, it was his sole six, a wonderful upper cut off Dale Steyn, which became the talking point at the end of the day.


In the 11th over, Steyn ran in and banged in a 145.4 KMPH delivery at Warner. The Proteas were troubled by the chin music by Mitchell Starc earlier in the day but Warner was unaffected by the conditions was playing his natural game. He was in great rhythm and the short one from Steyn failed to take the left-hander by surprise who seemed to be able to control of the proceedings.

He picked up the length early and swiftly sway outside the leg stumps to hit an ‘uppercut’ and direct the fast ball straight over the boundary ropes into the crowds in the third man region. He had to arch his back a bit to execute the shot which eventually saw him fall down. The shot was, however, a perfect and had everyone completely floored.

Watch: A stunning upper cut from David Warner sends a bumper from Steyn for a six 

You can also watch the Warner’s Dazzling innings on Hotstar Here.