David Warner put Australia in a strong position as he smashed his fifth ODI century off 100 balls in the fifth one-day international against India in Sydney on Saturday. This was his first- three-figure score against India. (SCORECARD)
Warner, who had missed the ODIs in Brisbane and Melbourne due to the birth of his daughter, came back in style for the fourth ODI in Canberra by smashing 93 off 92 balls. (Proud Father David Warner Misses Ton in Canberra)
On a pitch with some extra pace and bounce, Australia were jolted by the early loss of Aaron Finch. Warner got off to a fast start but was bogged down in the middle overs as the hosts lost some quick wickets. However, he shared a solid partnership with Mitchell Marsh. He brought up his landmark in the 36th over by slicing Jasprit Bumrah to third man for a couple. (David Warner Blessed With Baby Girl)
He upped his scoring rate by thumping Ishant Sharma straight down the ground for a six and carving him to deep extra cover for a boundary. However, he fell to Ishant for 122 off 113 balls as he sliced a slow off-cutter to backward point where Ravindra Jadeja took a good, low catch.
All of Warner’s centuries have come in Australia. This is his second century in Sydney, with the first one coming against England in January 2015. This is his first ODI century after 10 months, the last being a massive 178 against Afghanistan in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match in Perth.
This knock has thrilled Warner and his family, with his wife Candice putting out a picture on Twitter.
Someone can’t keep her eyes off Daddy. Go Daddy go! @davidwarner31#AUSvIND#WWOSpic.twitter.com/oWkZW6Wr4S
— Candice Warner (@CandyFalzon) January 23, 2016