David Warner Creates More Drama During First Day of Ashes 2019

Published 08/01/2019, 12:37 PM EDT
David Warner ©REUTERS/David Gray


One of the most prestigious Test series, the Ashes have gone underway on August 1 at  Edgbaston, Birmingham where the arch-rivals England and Australia have been taking on each other. With this game, former Australia captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have returned in the squad after a year-long ban from the International ban.

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Everyone had expected that Cameron Bancroft, David Warner and Steve Smith will do well in their return. Although Smith smashed a half-century, David Warner and Bancroft failed to reach the double-figure while Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first.

England pace bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson welcomed them with their pace where the first ball of the second over from Broad was down the leg side and he got beaten as he tried to flick it away. They hadn’t appealed for it, although Jonny Bairstow was sure there was an edge. Even UltraEdge confirmed there was a bottom edge. If England had taken the review, Warner would have gone on a golden duck in his Test return.

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However, England took a review on the first ball of the fourth over which didn’t work. Although that didn’t last long as Broad trapped Warner before the stumps in the fourth ball of the same over for mere 2 and failed to leave a mark on his return.

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