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.

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