In what was a perfect game for the marauding Australians, the home side suffered an injury scare; one that has the potential to rule their star opener, David Warner, from the rest of the white-ball fixtures.
It all happened during the 4th over of India’s massive run-chase of 390 when David Warner [while fielding at mid-on], in an attempt to save the boundary courtesy a booming drive from Shikhar Dhawan, proceeded to injure his groin.
Warner was immediately taken for a medical examination, post which Cricket Australia reported that the southpaw has suffered an adductor injury.
Finch was asked about David Warner’s injury status in the post-match presentation, where he confirmed that the swashbuckler is not likely to be fit for the 3rd ODI.
No idea (on Warner’s fitness). We’ve got to reshuffle it around, I don’t think he’ll be available,” Aaron Finch said.
David Warner and Aaron Finch have been sensational for Australia in this series
David Warner’s injury should come as a welcome relief to the beleaguered Indians, given the fact that he and Aaron Finch have been instrumental in setting the platform for the home side, on which the likes of Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell have proceeded to build a mountain of runs.
In the second ODI, Warner smashed a whirlwind 77-ball 83 while Aaron Finch stroked a 69-ball 60 as the duo stitched a 144-run-stand for the 1st wicket. Warner innings was, unfortunately, cut-short thanks to a brilliant direct-hit by Shreyas Iyer, but by then, the damage had already been done as the platform that he and Finch had set was good enough for Steve Smith to do what he does for fun- smash the Indian bowlers left, right and center.