Watch: David Warner tries to bat right-handed, fails miserably against Afghanistan

 Watch: David Warner tries to bat right-handed, fails miserably against Afghanistan

David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

David Warner isn’t having the best of form with the bat in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. Unlike last year’s edition in which he scored the most runs for his side, things have been tough on the former vice-captain. Ahead of the ongoing game, he had 44 runs to his name in four games. Meanwhile, in the ongoing game against Afghanistan, he didn’t seem like an out-of-form player.

He came out with intent and was running well between the wickets in the midst of hitting a few boundaries. The left-hander started well after scoring 25 runs before he tried to pull off an antic that proved to be his downfall. Apparently, in the last over of the powerplay, he tried to play a right-hander shot against Naveen Ul Haq. At the time, two fielders were on the leg-side boundary of the left-hander.

Notably, Warner tried to play pretty much in the same direction. Now, the 35-year-old failed to connect the ball and it took the inside edge of the bat and crashed onto the stumps.

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Talking about the game, the defending champions have amassed 168/8. With this, New Zealand has now officially qualified for the semis although the writing was on the wall. After all, the Aussies needed to beat the Afghans by 185 or more runs to overhaul the Kiwis’ Net Run Rate (NRR). For the home team, Mitchell Marsh (45) and Glenn Maxwell (54*) played useful innings. Six batters failed to reach the double-digit mark.

Now, they need to restrict the Blue Brigade to below 116 runs to go ahead of England’s NRR. However, this might still not be helpful as the 2010 winners need to win by at least 10 runs against Sri Lanka to go ahead of Australia’s NRR. At the time of writing, it looks highly unlikely that Australia would be able to overhaul England’s current NRR. In reply to Australia’s total, Afghanistan has already scored 72/2 in 10 overs, needing another 97 runs in the remaining overs to register a memorable win before heading home.


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