David Warner
David Warner (Image Credits: Twitter)

Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins has said that opening batsman David Warner is fine and will play the second game in Adelaide starting from Thursday, December 16. Warner sustained a rib injury after being struck on the bowling of Ben Stokes on Day two of the first Test at the Gabba.

The left-hander scored 94 runs before being deceived by Ollie Robinson’s slower delivery. He didn’t come to field on Days three and four of the game when England came to bat after Australia piled up a total of 425 all-out.

David Warner
David Warner. Credits: Twitter

Pat Cummins Provides An Injury Update On David Warner

The Joe Root-led side amassed 220/2 with Root and Dawid Malan on the crease trying to take their team past the 277-run deficit. On day four, their batting crumbled as they got all-out for 297, leaving only 20 runs to chase for the Pat Cummins-led side. Debutant Alex Carey opened the innings alongside Marcus Harris and his side chase down the target with nine wickets in hand.

Pat Cummins clears the air on the availability of David Warner for the second Test

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins (Image: Twitter)

“He is fine, we did not want to risk him and he will be alright for Adelaide,” Cummins said after the game.

With this win, Australia have taken the lead of 1-0 in the five-match series. The next game will be played in Adelaide and it will be a day-night affair.

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