Home > News >

David Warner provides Australia steady start

David Warner provides Australia steady start

David Warner was looking good at Hobart but was dismissed on the last ball before lunch © Getty Images

Hobart: Dec 14, 2012

David Warner was run out in the final over before lunch to take some of the gloss of Australia‘s solid opening to the first Test against Sri Lanka at Hobart.
 
The Australians were sailing along without too many problems after winning the toss before Warner was out for 57 in a communication breakdown with Phil Hughes four balls before the break.
 
At lunch, Australia were 97 for two with recalled Hughes, batting at three, not out 27, with Shane Watson next in after the interval.
 
Up until Warner’s dismissal, the home side had few concerns despite losing the wicket of Ed Cowan on a greenish wicket which was beginning to play more evenly.
 
Warner, who carried his bat in his first of three Test centuries with an unbeaten 123 in last year’s Hobart loss to New Zealand, played part-time spinner Tillakaratne Dilshan towards short cover and started off for a single.
 
But Hughes was well down the pitch and Angelo Mathews had time to lob the ball towards the non-striker’s end with Warner stranded out of his crease.
 
Hughes looked comfortable early, cracking Shaminda Eranga for two classic boundaries with his first 16 runs coming off 14 balls before he dropped anchor and played a supporting role to Warner up to lunch.
 
Cowan was dropped in a difficult diving chance by Mathews at third slip on his first ball faced from Nuwan Kulasekara.
 
But he was out to a poor shot in the sixth over when he attempted to pull Chanaka Welegedara only to hand an easy catch to Eranga at mid-on for four and an early victory for Sri Lanka’s maligned pace attack.
 
It was the first Test for Australia since Ricky Ponting’s retirement after a record-equalling 168 Tests.
 
The former skipper was given a lap of honour around Bellerive Oval during the luncheon interval to give his home Tasmanian crowd an opportunity to pay tribute to his career.

Brief Scores: Australia 97 for 2 (David Warner 57, Philip Hughes 27*; Chanaka Welegedara 1 for 44) vs Sri Lanka

Full Scorecard

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (14:00 IST)   at Port Elizabeth

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (03:30 IST)   at Christchurch

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 26, 2014 (05:00 IST)   at Melbourne

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Jan 2, 2015 (14:00 IST)   at Cape Town

Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2014-15

Jan 3, 2015 (03:30 IST)   at Wellington

More

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 19, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 68 runs

India tour of Australia, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Australia won by 4 wkts

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Dec 17, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

New Zealand won by 7 runs

West Indies in South Africa, 2014-15

Dec 17, 2014  at Centurion

South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Dec 16, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 87 runs

Photos

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane

Videos

Ind vs Aus: Dhoni analyses the 4-wicket loss at Brisbane

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Live Cricket Score Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 1 — All matches

India’s collapse against Australia on 2nd Test at Brisbane: Did the visitors really bat badly on Day 4?

India vs Australia 2014-15, Brisbane: India marks out of 10

India vs Australia, 2nd Test at Brisbane: India’s tail tales

Anil Kumble Australia India Moments in history Ricky Ponting South Africa

Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Round 3, Gujarat vs Saurashtra: Akshar Patel helps Gujarat reduce Saurashtra to 207

Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Round 3, Tamil Nadu vs Madhya Pradesh: Jalaj Saxena ton guides visitors to 250/4

Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Goa vs Himachal Pradesh: Darshan Misal propels Goa to 274

Ranji Trophy 2014-15 Round 3, Andhra Pradesh vs Services: Andhra perched comfortably on 160/3 at stumps

Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Jharkhand vs Tripura: Tripura in control as Jharkhand bundled out for 142

Can Eoin Morgan change England’s limited-overs fortunes?

Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI series 2014: A look back at the series

Murali Vijay’s 144 among most runs scored by an Indian on Day 1 of overseas Test

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and others scoring century on their Captaincy Debut in Test cricket

Batsman given hit wicket after mobile phone falls on stumps

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

683 Posts | 6 Fans

Mitchell Johnson's 37 wickets against England in Ashes 2013-14

प्रसिद्ध कथक नृत्यांगना सितारा देवी नहीं रही

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Bigg Boss 8: Ali Quli Mirza, Renee Dhyani, Upen Patel, Praneet Bhatt, Sonali Raut – who should be evicted this week?

Revealed: The reason why Kishore Kumar’s biopic starring Ranbir Kapoor won’t feature Katrina Kaif!

अभिनेत्री प्रियंका चोपड़ा ने स्वच्छ भारत अभियान में हिस्सा लिया

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here