David Warner shines on his 100th ODI with century against India
David Warner produced a magnificent display in his 100th ODI as he smashed a century in the fourth ODI to guide Australia to a 21-run win over India at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.
David Warner showcased his class on his 100th ODI as he smashed his 14th century to guide Australia to a 21-run win over India at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Thursday. (India vs Australia 4th ODI Highlights)
For Warner, this was not only a continuation of his good form in the last year but it represented a redemption for the left-hander in India. Warner has a poor record in Tests in India, averaging just 24 in eight Tests while in three ODIs, he managed scores of just 25,1,42. (India vs Australia 4th ODI Scorecard)
After opting to bat on a flat Chinnaswamy stadium wicket, Warner and Aaron Finch started cautiously before the dashing left-handed opener broke the shackles by smashing Mohammed Shami for two boundaries in the fourth over.
Warner also capitalised on some loose bowling from Umesh Yadav as he smashed him for two consecutive fours in the sixth over. The 30-year-old reached the landmark when he hit a four off Kedar Jadhav towards backward point.
Australia have lost the ODI series but will be aiming to snap their woeful overseas record. In the last one year, they have lost 11 out of 13 ODIs played away from home. Steve Smith’s team made two changes to their side, with Adam Zampa and Matthew Wade replacing Ashton Agar and Peter Handscomb. India made three changes, resting Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav.