Australia v Pakistan: Record-breaking day with David Warner 'surreal', says Marnus Labuschagne
After making an unbroken 294 alongside David Warner, Australia's Marnus Labuschagne described his time at the crease as "real fun".Warner and Labuschagne each recorded hundreds in the first Test, when Australia won by an innings and five runs, and the two continued their fine form with an unbeaten second-wicket stand of 294 in Adelaide on Friday.
The 2018 Australian ball-tampering scandal, also known as the Sandpapergate scandal, was a cricket scandal surrounding the men's Australian national cricket team.
David Warner cannot return to a captaincy role in future. Steve Smith and Bancroft cannot hold leadership roles for the first 12 months after the end of their suspensions. • All three have the option to appeal against their suspensions and face a hearing in front of an independent commissioner.
Australia opener David Warner says he has no plans to appeal against his leadership ban stemming from the ball tampering saga.
Warner was suspended for a year and banned from ever holding another leadership position within the Australian cricket side after being found guilty of ball tampering in South Africa in 2018.
Steve Smith also copped a one-year playing ban, but was only banned from holding a leadership role for an additional year.
Warner breaks Bradman record with triple ton
David Warner has broken Donald Bradman's record for highest score at the Adelaide Oval, with the Australian opener scoring a triple century in the second Test against Pakistan. © AAP The New South Welshman reached the milestone in just 389 balls.https://twitter.com/CastleCric/status/1200665646234664960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/js_kay/status/1200665519449243649?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwWarner cruised past Bradman's score of 299, which was posted at the ground almost 88 years ago.The left-hander is the first batsman to ever score 300 at the ground, and was on 308 shortly before the dinner break.
I won ’ t be challenging the sanctions. They’ve been imposed by CA to send a strong message and I have accepted them.— David Warner , who has had a lifetime leadership ban imposed on him to go with his 12-month playing ban , and Cameron Bancroft (nine-month suspension) are yet to announce
David Warner will serve a 12-month ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal, the Australian batsman confirmed on Thursday. Axed Australia vice-captain David Warner has opted not to appeal against the 12-month suspension handed down by Cricket Australia (CA) for his role in the
It means Smith will be eligible to captain the side again by April.
Warner considers cutting down on formats
David Warner says he could consider retiring from at least one of cricket's three formats in the next 18 months. Fresh off hitting the 10th highest score of all time against Pakistan on Saturday with an unbeaten 335, Warner did not show the signs of a 33-year-old heading into the back-end of his career.
The trio had until Thursday to appeal their bans . Smith and deputy Warner were stripped of their leadership positions for their roles in the The scandal prompted Darren Lehmann, who was cleared of any wrongdoing by the CA, to step down as Australia coach after the final test against South Africa.
Israel Folau has declined the option to appeal against his Rugby Australia (RA) ban , but is still considering his options after his contract was terminated last week.
Warner, who was the Test vice-captain at the time of the sandpaper scandal, said he wouldn't appeal his leadership ban.
"At the end of the day, you've just got to respect the decision and move on and get on with it," Warner said.
"I haven't looked back, I've just kept on looking forward. And my job is to come out and score runs.
"I didn't do well in England but it's about me trying to return to scoring runs and putting my best foot forward for the team."
When asked if he would like someone to pursue a review of the ban on his behalf, Warner replied: "No, no, I'm quite comfortable at the moment here."
Warner averaged a disastrous 9.5 during the recent Ashes series.
But he bounced back with a bang in the 2-0 series win against Pakistan, plundering scores of 154 and 335no.
Warner said those knocks had given him huge confidence heading into the three-Test series against NZ, starting in Perth on Thursday.
"Obviously it gives you a lot of confidence but can never be complacent or comfortable," he said.
"You've got to start again. That's the beauty of this game. Whether or not you get runs or you don't, you have to get runs the next game."
Qld flood victims welcome govt decision .
A decision by the Queensland government not to appeal a court's decision in favour of thousands of flood victims has been welcomed. Victims of a devastating flood that swamped southeast Queensland have welcomed the state's government's decision not to challenge a landmark class action ruling. But the law firm that brought the case says that commitment would be meaningless if state-owned entities Seqwater and Sunwater do appeal.The NSW Supreme Court ruled in favour of 6800 claimants who sued the Queensland government, Seqwater and Sunwater over the scale of the 2011 disaster.