Opener David Warner’s poor structure proceeded in the continuous Ashes 2019 as he was expelled for another single-digit score on the principal day of fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday. Warner was rejected for a duck by Stuart Broad on simply the second conveyance of the day as he jabbed at a conveyance outside the off-stump and gave a basic catch to wicket-manager Jonny Bairstow.
Following another poor excursion in Manchester, Warner turned into the principal Australian top-six batsman to be expelled in single figures multiple times in an arrangement since Kim Hughes against West Indies in 1984-85. Warner has scored six single-digit scores in the arrangement up to this point: 2 and 8 (Birmingham), 3 and 5 (Lord’s), 61 and 0 (Leeds) and 0 (Manchester).
The last player to endure a similar destiny was Virat Kohli, who had six single-figure scores in an arrangement. Kohli’s scores in five-coordinate Ashes 2019 against England were 1 and 8 (Nottingham), 25 and 0 (Lord’s), 39 and 28 (Southampton), 0 and 7 (Manchester) and 6 and 20 (Oval).
Another undesirable rundown that highlights Warner’s name presently is that of most number of times openers have expelled for single digits in an Ashes arrangement. With six such scores, Warner winds up at tied second spot in the rundown which is driven by previous England cricketer Michael Atherton.
Warner has turned into Broad’s rabbit in this Ashes as the southpaw as has been rejected multiple times by the right-arm pacer so far in seven excursions. In general, this is the tenth time that Warner has been rejected by Board in the longest position – the most by any bowler against him.