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Warner’s century, Australia on course for big collection

After winning the toss and losing the first wicket for 28 runs after winning the toss against the Netherlands in the current World Cup, Australia is on the way to a big collection thanks to Warner’s century and Smith and Labuschagne’s pair of fifties.

David Warner has scored a century in two consecutive matches in the current World Cup. He also scored a century against Pakistan in the previous match. He scored 163 runs off 124 balls against Pakistan. And today he scored a century against the Netherlands with 91 balls.

Openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, who started the opening for Australia today, continued to attack the Dutch bowlers from the beginning. He picked up 27 runs in three overs.

But soon after that, there is a slump in the over. Mitchell Marsh, who had brought up the century in the previous match, returned today with just 9 runs.

Mitchell Marsh, who scored 9 runs off 15 balls, was caught by Colin Ackerman off Logan van Beek and returned to the dressing room. Australia’s opening pair broke for 28 runs on his departure.

When Mitchell Marsh returned, David Warner formed a partnership with Steven Smith. Australia scored 150 runs in 22 over 3 balls based on their pair.

Warner, the centurion of the last match, scored a half-century today off 40 balls. Where there are 6 fours and 2 sixes. On the other hand, Smith took a half-century today off 53 balls. Which includes 7 fours.

This pair was broken by Smith’s departure for the team’s 160 runs. Smith, who scored 71 off 68 balls, returned to the dressing room after being caught by Roelof van der Merwe off Arian Dutt. The pair of 132 runs broke on his departure.

After Smith’s departure, Warner paired with Marnus Labuchen. The duo is leading the team to big collections. This is Joo

Marnus Labuschagne brought up a personal half-century against the Dutch today. He scored 50 off 42 balls. Which includes 6 fours and a six.

Despite picking up a half-century, he could not take his innings far. Labuschenne, who scored 62 off 47 balls, was caught at mid-on by Bas de Leede. Aryan Dutt at mid-on palmed the catch. As a result, he returned to Sajghar in 62 runs.

Warner paired with Josh Inglis after Labuchen’s departure. In between, he picked up a personal century. He scored 100 runs off 91 balls. Which includes 11 fours and 3 sixes.

Australia-Netherlands have met twice on the World Cup stage so far. Ajira won both the matches. Australia won the match by 75 runs in 2003 World Cup and by 229 runs in 2007. All in all, two teams have played those two matches in ODI so far. Australia entered the field with one change against the Netherlands today. Cameron Green has replaced Marcus Stoinis in the team. Meanwhile, the Dutch are playing with an unchanged XI. Netherlands XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Colin Ackerman, Bas de Lied, Teja Nidamanur, Scott Edwards (captain/wicketkeeper), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Ariane Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.

Australia XI: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh English (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

(October 25/NBW)


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