David Warner emphatically bounced again to kind with a first-ever Twenty20 century to energy Australia to a prolific 233 for 2 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Adelaide on Sunday.
Coming off a dismal Ashes marketing campaign in England and low scores within the new home season for his first T20 worldwide since his ball-tampering ban, Warner plundered his unbeaten 100 off 56 balls with 4 sixes and 10 fours.
The left-handed opener struggled scoring a complete of 95 runs in 10 innings for Australia’s Ashes retention, however as soon as he obtained set he pounded the Sri Lankan bowlers with belligerent hitting and reached his hundred off the final ball of the innings.
His century was complemented by blistering half-centuries from skipper Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell because the Australians ripped into the Sri Lankan bowlers, with Kasun Rajitha’s Zero-75 off 4 overs proving the most costly figures in a T20 worldwide.
“It is nice to come back outand play on nicetrue wickets,” Warner stated as he left the world. “Thetone was set by Finchy. I attempted to go on and be there on the finish. I might wish to assume we’ve got sufficient runs.”
Finch bludgeoned three sixes and eight fours earlier than holing out to Kusal Mendisat deep mid-wicket off left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan for 64 off 36 balls. The Aussie skipper shared in a free-hitting opening stand of 122 with Warner and seemed in ominous scoring kind earlier than he top-edged the leg spinner within the 11th over.
Maxwell showcased his widerange of improvised scoring shot-making abilities in his 62 off simply 28 balls, studded with three sixes and 7 fours. He partnered Warner in a 107-run stand and was dismissed, caught behind off Dasun Shanakain the ultimate over of the innings. It was Australia’s highest T20 complete at residence since their 221 in opposition to England in Sydney in 2007.