India vs Australia: David Warner was fired for five runs on day one of the Sydney Test.© AFP
Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh knocked out David Warner on Thursday for playing a loose shot and giving away his wicket on the first day of the third Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Mohammad Siraj sent comeback man Warner (5) back to the pavilion in just the fourth innings of the innings and the hosts got off to another bad start in the ongoing series against India. Warner went for a ride but only managed to get an outer rim and a simple catch was given to Cheteshwar Pujara on the first slip. This is the first time in four years that Warner has been fired for less than 10 runs in a home test.
“That’s just a single shot. That’s not a shot you want to play in the first 20 minutes of a test match. You’re riding the top, it’s not there to ride and it’s wide too and you throw your hands on it,” Waugh said Fox Cricket.
“Even if his groin was fine, he would have had to take an almighty step to even get close to giving birth. Just an impatient shot and maybe trying to get runs on the board quickly,” he added .
Australia rushed Warner’s comeback as the lefthanded batter himself accepted that he was not 100 percent fit for the start of the third Test.
Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey also said that Warner does not look “fully fit” and that it is not a good sign for the hosts.
“He ran through it, he definitely worked a little bit and it’s not the David Warner we’re used to seeing. He’s certainly not even close to 100 percent fit. It’s not a great sign,” Hussey had told Fox Cricket .
The rain forced an early lunch on Thursday on the first day of the third test between India and Australia.
With Australia’s score at 21/1 in the eighth, rain played a bummer and the game had to be abandoned and an early lunch was called as a result.
Indian pacemaker Navdeep Saini and Will Pucovski from Australia made their test debut at the SCG.
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