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Warner struggles on IPL return for Delhi

Warner struggles on IPL return for Delhi

David Warner has suffered a dismal return to motion along with his outdated Indian Premier League group Delhi Capitals.

The veteran Australia opener bought dismissed for a sluggish 4 in a six-wicket defeat by Lucknow on Thursday whereas being utterly eclipsed by his opening associate Prithvi Shaw in Navi Mumbai.

It was billed as a ‘homecoming’ for the 35-year-old Sydneysider, who had final performed for Delhi 9 years in the past on the finish of a profitable four-year spell.

However once they had been put in to bat, Warner struggled for 12 balls whereas seeing solely a 3rd of the strike earlier than he was ultimately put out of his distress after an unconvincing 42-minute keep, caught at backward level attempting to power the problem.

On the different finish, Shaw appeared to be enjoying a totally totally different sport as he pummelled 61 of their 67-run partnership and barely has the hard-hitting Australian left-hander been so completely overshadowed by a fellow opener.

Warner was ultimately trapped by Ravi Bishnoi, who despatched down a large one which he stretched for and steered straight into the arms of Ayush Badoni – the third time within the house of six balls the 21-year-old spinner has nabbed the Aussie’s wicket in T20s.

It was not the return Warner, the fifth highest scorer within the historical past of the IPL, had been in search of after his time at Sunrisers Hyderabad had ended on a bitter word when he was dropped from the captaincy, the group and the squad final season.

He appeared to have misplaced his rhythm by the point Shaw departed first within the eighth over following his dazzling knock off 34 balls, which included 9 fours and two sixes.

Lucknow’s Aussie paceman Andrew Tye bought smacked for 28 off his three overs however the glorious Bishnoi grabbed 2-22 to assist prohibit Delhi to 3-149.

That by no means regarded sufficient as South African Quinton de Kock powered the Tremendous Giants’ reply, cracking 80 off 52 balls as Lucknow completed on 4-155.

Nonetheless, they solely managed to win with a few balls to spare, with the 22-year-old Badoni hammering the profitable six over additional cowl off Shardul Thakur.

It was a 3rd successive win for brand new franchise Lucknow, who’ve former Australia allrounder Andy Bichel as their bowling coach, however a second straight defeat for the Ricky Ponting-coached Capitals.

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