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'WC year hai, aur ye Banda form main' - Fans react to David Warner smashing century against South Africa during second ODI

David Warner looked in ominous touch as he notched up his 20th hundred in the ODI format during the second ODI against South Africa

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Today Australia's David Warner looked incredibly vicious against South Africa. In Bloemfontein, Warner became the first Australian opener to achieve 20 centuries. Australia started the second ODI match off well thanks to Warner's hundred, which he hit in just 87 balls.

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Coming into the contest in excellent shape, Warner made excellent use of the relatively flat Bloemfontein surface to bring down the pacers. He was dismissed after scoring 106 runs and assisting Australia in reaching 260/3 over 32.4 overs at that time.

David Warner’s blistering innings against South Africa

In his innings, Warner outplayed both pacers and spinners, smashing 12 boundaries and three sixes. Anrich Nortje had given up 58 runs from his five overs when he was in the crease. Together with Marnus Labuschagne, who also displayed great play on the day, the left-hander contributed 151 runs.

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Travis Head started the game's first inning alongside Warner. The left-handed duo were quick to race towards a 100-run partnership within 12 overs, giving the visiting team an outstanding start. Travis Head appeared to be in excellent form as he guided himself toward a half-century in only 25 balls. Warner took his time, learned more about the surface, and dismantled South Africa's bowling lineup.

Warner made a spectacular show of scoring all around the pitch by trusting the game's bounce. Warner as well as the Australian squad will feel confident after the performance going into the ODI World Cup 2023, which will be held in India during the months of November and October.

Australia currently have a 1-0 series lead going into the game and were hoping to build on it with a victory before moving on to Potchefstroom for the next match. South Africa might be looking to restrict the Australian side under 400 so that they still have a shot in the game and can be hopeful of keeping the series alive. Still, it will be a huge task for the Proteas.

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