Warner: That’s probably the best I’ve seen Finch bat

Openers shared record-breaking stand

David Warner plays a stroke for Australia

Australia‘s David Warner is enjoying a fruitful partnership with fellow opening batsman during the ongoing ODI series against India.

Finch and Warner shared a record-breaking partnership during Tuesday's first ODI against India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Their unbroken 258-run alliance carried the Australians to a 10-wicket victory – and early lead in the three-match series.

Warner struck 128 to Finch's 110 not out – and was named Player of the Match.

“The most pleasing thing for me up the other end was seeing Finch transfer his weight into the ball very well. He talks about not doing that as consistently, but that was probably the best that I've ever seen him bat. The way that he played was fantastic. It was great to have that winning partnership and be clinical there and win none down,” said Warner.

“We complement each other on the field but we're great mates off the field and I think we know each other's games so well and personalities that now we can have honest conversations out there.

“If we're playing shots that we wouldn't, we reassure each other about that, it's purely we complement each other, it's just great to go out there and play the way that we do. When he's going, I know what my role is and when I'm going he knows what he's role is and we communicate that straight away and I think that's the best thing about our partnership, it works very well.”

Warner at the IPL

The hard-hitting left-hander will play for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League later this year. After that, he will continue to vie for a berth in Australia's squad for the T20 World Cup.

“I have a hunger and a desire to score runs all the time. I'm really making the most of it at the moment, my feet are moving well. I'm getting my head over my front leg, my weight is going through the ball. All those small things are coming into play,” he added.

“When you are in that kind of form and touch and everything is going well for you, you have to make sure you are practicing the same and doing all the hard work.”


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