Australian Cricket Team would be booming with confidence as the team now has taken the 1st innings lead of 197 runs. David Warner smashed a scintillating double century in his 100th Test Match where he smashed 16 fours and 2 sixes. He looked like a man on a mission throughout the innings before getting sidelined due to cramps.
Steven Smith formed an invaluable partnership of 239 runs with David Warner where both the batters were toying with the bowlers. Smith would be unhappy as the right-handed batter missed out on a well-deserving century where the batter scored 85 runs in 161 balls and smashed 9 fours and 1 six.
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Steven Smith on David Warner
Steven Smith was having an interaction with media and was asked about David Warner. “They are a quality attack, they are great bowlers, he (Warner) played exceptionally well from ball 1 yesterday. Looks like he had great energy, feet moving really nicely. Started from where he took off nicely,” said Steven Smith.
“Today, he just played beautifully, I think the more he started to cramp, the more shots he started to play, everything was coming out of the middle. So it was an amazing knock. Nice to be at the other end for a large chunk of it. He’s obviously doing pretty well. He’s fit. I don’t see any reason why he can’t continue playing. He certainly saw the ball well today. He can play for as long as he likes,” he added.
Steven Smith on batting with David Warner
Steven Smith was asked about the conversation with David Warner. “Honestly, we weren’t talking about it. I was just doing my thing, he is doing his. It was just like, ‘keep batting’. He was like, ‘I’m cramping’ (and) I was like, ‘good, just keep going’,” said Smith.
“It was pretty energy-sapping, hot, it wasn’t the most comfortable day at the crease, boys were cramping. But nice to get into a position where we are now… in a nice spot. Obviously, a strange finish to the day. It was hard to believe that I was the last wicket. Nathan Lyon was padded next to me and we were three down. It was an interesting finish but it was a good day,” he added.