Paine hits out at Stokes for 'cheap shot' at Warner
Australia captain Tim Paine has blasted England all-rounder Ben Stokes for taking a "cheap shot" at David Warner, claiming he was using the controversial opening batsman to spike sales of his new book. In his book, which is being serialised in a British newspaper, he claims Warner's sledging motivated Stokes during his match-winning heroics in the third Ashes Test this year.
" David Warner lost his baggy green … it's held up the entire days play," Lalor told SEN Test Cricket. "If you had a look this morning, David Warner was running around in an absolute © AAP Warner was bailed out by his long-time opening partner Cameron Bancroft who lent the veteran his cap.
" David Warner lost his baggy green … it's held up the entire days play," Lalor told SEN Test Cricket. "If you had a look this morning, David Warner was "He finally convinced Cameron Bancroft to lend him his baggy green for the ceremony because god forbid you do the ceremony without your sacred
About to run out onto the Gabba to play in his first Test match in almost two years, David Warner was missing perhaps what's most important.
It's been revealed by The Australian's Peter Lalor that in the final seconds before the Aussies took the field for the anthem ceremony, Warner was still searching for his baggy green inside the sheds.
It caused a delay of proceedings, as the 33-year-old refused to run out without his Test cap.
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Australia captain Tim Paine is seeking solidity at the top of the batting order and hopes to find it in odd couple Joe Burns and David Warner.Australia begin their Test summer against Pakistan at the Gabba on Thursday having recalled Queensland opener Joe Burns, who is likely to beat Cameron Bancroft to the role as Warner's opening partner.
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However, after minutes of panic inside the Australian dressing rooms, Warner convinced a fellow teammate to lend a hand.
“David Warner lost his baggy green … it’s held up the entire days’ play,” The Australian chief cricket writer Peter Lalor told SEN.
“If you had a look this morning, David Warner was running around in an absolute panic … he could not find his baggy green.
“He finally convinced Cameron Bancroft to lend him his baggy green for the ceremony because God forbid you do the ceremony without your sacred baggy green on your head.
Bancroft appeared to be peeved at having to sacrifice his baggy green, but shortly after the national anthems emerged wearing another, having managed to locate Warner's.
How panicked Warner caused Gabba Test delay
If you noticed a delayed start to the Gabba Test, you can blame David Warner who was in a panic before the day's play.The Australian's Peter Lalor has revealed how Warner was in a panic moments before the national anthems, unable to find his treasured baggy green inside Australia's dressing room.
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Australia’s David Warner hits the deck after swiping a four over the heads of the slips cordon. Marsh gets a rare opportunity to cash in on a loose ball when the bowler strays onto his pads but he creams it straight to the man at mid-wicket and misses out, before wearing one on his upper thigh to end the
“Cameron Bancroft didn’t look too happy about giving it to David Warner, I might add.
“Just after the ceremony, Bancroft reappeared with another baggy green and it’s that distinctive baggy green that’s Warner’s that has that white patch on top of the quilt.
“Guess where it was? Under Nathan Lyon’s kit bag. It had fallen on the floor and Nathan Lyon had put his bag on top of it and that’s held up play all day.”
Much like Warner, the Australians got off to a relatively slow start on the first day, before claiming the scalp of Pakistan's Shan Masood following a strong opening partnership with Azhar Ali of 75.
Shortly after the first wicket fell however, the Aussies' lethal pace attack then skittled through Pakistan's order in quick fashion, bowling them all out for 240.
David Warner reveals what he really thought about Tim Paine’s declaration .
Warner scored an unbeaten 335 against Pakistan on day two of the second Test in Adelaide.Paine closed the home side’s innings on 3-589 when David Warner was unbeaten on 335, having just surpassed the mark of 334 held jointly by Sir Donald Bradman and Mark Taylor.