David Warner scored his 22nd ODI Century and his 2nd century of the ODI World Cup 2023 in as many games. The 36-year-old had scored 163 runs versus Pakistan in his previous game in Bengaluru.
It was a key game for both the teams as Australia and the Netherlands played each other on Wednesday. Pat Cummins chose to bat first on what looked like a good batting pitch after winning the toss.
Scott Edwards went in with the same side that played against South Africa and Sri Lanka. Marcus Stoinis was suffering with a slight niggle which meant that Cameron Green replaced him in the playing XI.
David Warner scores his second successive century –
Australia’s run-machine of the ODI World Cup 2023 game came up with yet another amazing innings. David Warner scored his 22nd ODI Century when he hit a boundary to reach the mark.
The Australian just like in his last game peeled his helmet off and jumped high in total delight. This was followed by his Pushpa celebration to the utter delight of the fans who had come to see Warner bat in New Delhi.
Mitchell Marsh couldn’t keep his run-scoring form going when he was out for 9. Logan Van Beek had the Australian opener caught by Colin Ackermann to take the first wicket. Steve Smith batted beautifully to score his first half-century of the ODI World Cup 2023 campaign.
The 34-year-old scored his 71 runs off just 67 balls with a huge six and 9 hits to the fence. David Warner and Steve Smith had combined well to add 132 runs for the second wicket in just 118 balls.
The fall of Steve Smith brought Marnus Labuschagne to the crease. The third wicket stand was worth 84 balls which came in just 76 balls. The Dutch bowlers made a comeback as the Australian middle-order crumbled to some amazing bowling.
Logan Van Beek got the wicket of David Warner for 104 when he was caught by Aryan Dutt. De Leede got his second wicket of the day when he dismissed Josh Inglis for 14. Cameron Green was run out for 8 when he was run out by Sybrand Engelbrecht. If Australia win the game on Wednesday they will have 6 points from five games.