David Warner

‘YESSS!: Australia’s David Warner celebrates his century during their group stage match against Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup, at the County Ground Taunton, England, yesterday.

David Warner hit his first international hundred since returning from his ball-tampering ban as Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs, yesterday, in a seesaw game and ensured Mohammad Amir’s maiden ODI five-wicket haul came in vain.

Warner (107 off 111) edged through the slips for four to move from 97 to 101, with the boundary earning him a 15th ODI century and first since he hit 124 against India Bengaluru in September 2017.

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Australia were 232-3 from 35.1 overs at that point but then folded to 307 all out in 49 at Taunton with Amir (5-30) recording the best figures by any bowler in the 2019 World Cup so far. Amir had started Pakistan’s comeback when he broke a 146-run opening stand between Warner and Aaron Finch (82 off 84) in the 23rd over, with Australia going on to lose all 10 wickets for 161 runs.


Left-hander Darren Bravo’s form remained a worry after he failed against India here Sunday, as West Indies ‘A’ suffered a batting collapse on the penultimate day of their three-day match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, yesterday.

Keshorn Walcott took just one throw in the men’s javelin event at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League meet, in England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete landed the spear 72.94 metres for cellar position in the nine-man field. Following his first round effort, Walcott retired from the competition.

EVERSON LATCHMAN scored four straight goals as Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 boys water polo team rallied for a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Peru, yesterday, for it opening victory of the UANA (Swimming Union of the Americas) Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships, taking place at the National Aquatic Centre, in Couva.

Trinidadian striker Marcus “Lobo” Joseph continued his scoring streak in India’s Durand Cup with another hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated TRAU FC 4-1, in the final Group ‘D’ yesterday.

VENEZUELAN Johnny Noreiga-Brito scored the lone goal, and his fifth of the season, when leading Morvant Caledonia AIA to a 1-0 victory over Police FC on Saturday and to the top of Division One of the Ascension Invitational football league with a perfect record from five matches played.