“Average of 352”, David Warner achieves an unbelievable record after the first Australia vs SL T20I

Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to win the first T20I of the ongoing series in the island nation. Batting first, Sri Lanka could post a score of just 128 runs. Aided by a superb partnership between Aaron Finch and David Warner, Australia chased the score without breaking a sweat. The latter also broke a few records in the process. In this article, we take a look at the unbelievable record attained by Warner after first Australia vs SL T20I.

A terrific record by Warner after first Australia vs SL T20I

Before the 2021 T20 World Cup started, many felt that Warner had to be replaced from the playing XI. His form was so mediocre that not many expected him to have a great impact. However, Warner ended up as the highest run-getter for Australia and helped his nation lift the trophy. The southpaw also won the Player of the Tournament award.

While Warner’s form, in general, is good, it is even better against Sri Lanka. In the last five innings against the island nation, the opener has recorded scores of 100(56)*, 60(41)*, 57(50)*, 65(42), and 70(44). Hence, Warner’s average in the last five games against Sri Lanka has been a whopping 352. This is a terrific record for a player against any opposition.



Sri Lanka must find a solution for Warner

Despite having a few good players, Sri Lanka seemed clueless against Australia. Going by their recent record against Warner, the management has to find a solution to get the player out as soon as possible. This will then allow the spinners to come into the game.

It is the batting that let down Sri Lanka in the first encounter, although the bowlers could have been better. The players will have to turn up better if they want to stay alive in the series on Wednesday when the second game will take place.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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