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World Test Championship 2021/23

Watch: Short, wide, punished – David Warner cuts wayward Umesh Yadav for four fours in an over

Umesh Yadav
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: David Warner hit Umesh Yadav for four fours in his second over during day one of the 2021/23 World Test Championship final today (June 7).

Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj bowled beautifully in the first session, beating both edges multiple times. Siraj also snared Usman Khawaja for a duck, and Australia were 20-1 after 12 overs.

However, David Warner, the other opener, broke the shackles when Umesh Yadav came on to bowl. He creamed Umesh’s second ball for four. He then cut loose in Umesh’s next over, hitting him for four fours.


The second ball of the 15th over by Umesh was short, which Warner cut past point for a four. Umesh kept Warner quiet off the next ball, but Warner struck three successive boundaries thereafter, as Umesh erred with his length.

Warner scored 16 runs in the over as Australia moved to 54-1 after the end of 15 overs. Shardul Thakur eventually got him for a 60-ball 43 as KS Bharat claimed a swift, low catch.

At the time of writing, Australia were 80-3, with Steve Smith (4) and Travis Head (4) at the crease.

Watch David Warner hit Umesh Yadav for four fours in an over here:


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