ICC World Cup: David Warner Scores First ODI Ton Since Comeback

He edged between the wicketkeeper and slip for a boundary and took off to punch the air, raising his bat with a big smile on his face – Just over a year after he was handed a career-altering ban, Australian opener David Warner scored his 15th ODI century during the ICC World Cup on Wednesday, 12 June.

Warner stroked 11 boundaries and a six from 102 balls to reach his hundred in the 36th over of the Cricket World Cup group match against Pakistan.

This is his second ton in the quadrennial tournament, and third against the said opponents.

Defending champion Australia had reached 165-1 halfway through its allotted 50 overs after being sent into bat in overcast, gloomy conditions by Pakistan in their Cricket World Cup group game at Taunton.

Warner was banned by Cricket Australia for a year for his part in a ball-tampering scandal during a Test match in South Africa in March, 2018.

He returned to the Australian squad for the World Cup and scored 89 not out, three and 56 in its first three group games.

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