David Warner, one of the greatest batsmen, ended his Test career with a remarkable fifty in his farewell match as Australia defeated Pakistan by eight wickets in the third Test.
Warner’s 57-run innings was crucial in Australia’s victory over Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The star opener bid adieu to Test cricket amid thunderous applause from the audience, capping off his illustrious Test career in a dream farewell.
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As Australia chased down the 130-run target set by Pakistan, Warner’s innings ended with an lbw dismissal by Sajid Khan. With 8786 runs, including 26 centuries and 36 fifties, at an average of 44.59, Warner leaves behind a remarkable legacy in Test cricket.
Usman Khawaja was the only other batsman dismissed, falling lbw to Khan without scoring. Marnus Labuschagne played a crucial role with a score of 62, and Steve Smith (4) was at the crease when Australia sealed the victory.
Pakistan set the stage with scores of 313 and 115, to which Australia responded with 299 and 130-2. On Day 3, Josh Hazlewood’s impressive 4-16 spell had previously dismantled the Pakistan lineup, leaving them with minimal resistance. Nathan Lyon’s brilliance at leg slip hastened their collapse, and he finished with 3-36.
Warner’s final appearance on the field was marked by a heartfelt tribute, with “Thanks Dave” inscribed along with his iconic leap depicted on the ground in front of the Members Stand. This Test followed Australia’s substantial victories in the first two tests of the series: a 360-run triumph in Perth and a 79-run win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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