Australia’s southpaw opener David Warner was not at all impressed by an unnecessary throw from New Zealand’s veteran pacer Tim Southee. The incident happened in the seventh over of the opening day when Kiwi bowler bowled to Australian opener Joe Burns. The right-hander played a defensive shot back to the bowler but Southee threw back at the batsman.
Subsequently, the ball hit Burns’ arms which left David Warner fuming. Warner believed that there was no need of throwing back the ball aggressively but Southee said that Burns was in front of the wickets. The left-hander then said that Southee is supposed to be a nice guy as all the New Zealand players play with the right spirit.
It was an unnecessary throw.
Meanwhile, Australia ended day one at 248-4 after their skipper Tim Paine won the toss and decided to bat first. Marnus Labuschagne scored his third consecutive century and became only the third Australian batsman to score three straight centuries while batting at number three.
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Labuschagne showed great temperament as he once again batted at the top of his game. The right-hander hardly gave any chances to the visitors and also completed 1000 runs in the Test fold. The gutsy batsman is currently the leading run-getter in Test format in 2019.
On the other hand, David Warner was looking good but his innings was ended after a magnificent catch from Neil Wagner. The southpaw pacer jumped to his right to take a good low catch to dismiss Warner on 43 runs. Former Australian skipper Steven Smith also could manage 43 runs but he took 164 balls and failed to get going. Neil Wagner took two wickets for the tourists whereas Colin de Grandhomme and Tim Southee took one wicket apiece.
Here is the conversation that took place between Tim Southee and David Warner:
Southee: “He was out (of his crease).”
Warner: “It hit his hand.”
Southee: “Well he’s in front of the wicket.”
Warner: “Mate, c’mon. You’re supposed to be Mr. Nice Guy.”
Here is the video:
"You're supposed to be Mr Nice Guys!"Tim Southee has brought the aggression early on day one. Follow live: cricketa.us/AUSvNZ19-1
Posted by cricket.com.au on Wednesday, December 11, 2019