The veteran Australian opener David Warner smashed a swashbuckling century against Pakistan, scoring 163 runs off just 124 balls with 14 fours and 9 sixes. He also completed his third 150+ individual score in his ODI World Cup career. Apart from that, Warner also stitched a massive 259-run partnership with Mitchell Marsh.
Notably, it also came as the highest opening partnership for Australia in the history of the ODI World Cup. Interestingly, it is also the last ODI World Cup appearance for David Warner in the ODI World Cup. His 163-run knock and historic partnership with Mitchell Marsh helped Australia beat Pakistan by 62 runs in an all-important ODI World Cup 2023 match.
"You're able to have a lot more time than you think." - David Warner on his IPL experience in India
Meanwhile, David Warner also opened up on what actually worked for him to deliver such an iconic performance for his side. He also credited and spoke about his IPL experience in India while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
"I've established early on in my career that 50 overs is a long time. I look to try and get to 35 overs and then from there, try and put my foot down if I'm still in. I think that's where in T20 cricket, I've learned a little bit as well to change my gears, especially in IPL. I learned a lot when I was playing for Sunrisers that you're able to have a lot more time than you think,” said David Warner during the post-conference press conference after he won the ‘Player of the Match award for his amazing knock.
“Having played Test cricket, you can change your gears quite easily. So, in the first 10, two new balls, you got to respect that. But then if you get away, you can be 50 in the first 10. Then from there, you set the platform for yourself and that's the energy you feed off. If you give yourself time at the back end, you can actually score big,” he added later.