Sport Warner hits T20 half century in Canada

07:02  13 july  2018
07:02  13 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Smith, Warner bans could be relaxed

  Smith, Warner bans could be relaxed Behind the scenes moves taking place to water down the bans given to Steve Smith and David Warner over the ball-tampering scandal.The plans would mean the pair, who are currently playing in Canada, could be available to play domestic cricket for New South Wales for at least part of next summer.

David Warner , who struggled to score during the early stages of the Global T 20 in Canada , has delivered a captain's knock of 55 to help Winnipeg win a final.

David Warner produced his first half - century since being handed a 12-month ban from international cricket, scoring 55 to help extend Winnipeg’s campaign at the Global T 20 in Canada .

David Warner in action for Winnipeg. © Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images David Warner in action for Winnipeg. David Warner has produced his first half-century since copping a 12-month ban from international cricket, scoring 55 to help extend Winnipeg's campaign at the Global T20 in Canada.

A captain's knock from Warner, coupled with an unbeaten 65 from fellow Australian Ben McDermott, piloted Winnipeg to a seven-wicket win over Edmonton in the elimination final.

Warner smacked four sixes, depositing one loose delivery from South African seamer Wayne Parnell over the temporary fence and into adjoining parklands on the outskirts of Toronto.

'Madness' to stop Warner and Smith playing domestic cricket

  'Madness' to stop Warner and Smith playing domestic cricket Former Australian great Dean Jones has called for ball-tampering suspensions to be eased to allow Steve Smith and David Warner to play domestic cricket.The pair were suspended for 12 months following the ball-tampering scandal following the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town in March, while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months.

of the Newlands Test in March, Smith featured for the Toronto Nationals in the inaugural Global T 20 Canada curtain-raiser against the Vancouver Knights. "I even think back to the ODI games after the Ashes. I don't think I have ever hit the ball that bad in my life. I was making horrible decisions and just

Steve Smith, the former Australia skipper, scored a half - century in the Global T 20 Canada on Thursday, to mark his return to professional cricket. Smith is playing in the Canada competition along with David Warner , who was also suspended from cricket following the ball-tampering controversy.

After a brief search from young fans and officials during the fifth over of the chase the ball was deemed lost.

Umpires looked set to replace the ball with a new shiny ball but Warner objected, shaking his finger and head while presumably asking for a customary like-for-like replacement.

An older ball was found after a delay as Winnipeg hauled in a target of 184 with one delivery to spare.

Warner's side next face Vancouver, with the winner advancing to Sunday's final.

Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft are barred from representing their country, state or any Big Bash League franchise as part of the suspensions Cricket Australia (CA) imposed in the wake of the Cape Town cheating scandal.

Warner and Smith both elected to play in the new T20 league in Toronto.

Australia's Cummins keen to reunite with Smith, Warner

  Australia's Cummins keen to reunite with Smith, Warner Australia paceman Pat Cummins is eager for banned duo Steve Smith and David Warner to rejoin the national side, saying it feels like they have already spent "five years in cricketing isolation".Smith and Warner were handed 12-month bans by Cricket Australia (CA) while batsman Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month suspension following a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March.

In a corner of a foreign field, an hour from Toronto, Australia’s disgraced former captain takes to the crease once more.

Emirates have had a player reach triple figures.[b] No players from teams that have previously held temporary T 20 I status have scored centuries , with Hiral Patel from Canada coming the closest with 88 not out against Ireland in 2010.[25][c] New Zealand lead the David Warner (35). Gary Kirsten (34).

Bancroft recently returned to cricket in the NT Strike League in Darwin.

Warner started his comeback with scores of one, four, one, six and zero then regained some confidence with a knock of 42, also against Winnipeg.

Smith's stint with the Toronto Nationals is now over. He posted two half-centuries.

Smith and Warner have both agreed to play grade cricket this summer, for Sutherland and Randwick-Petersham respectively.

Influential industry figures are pushing for the terms of the bans to be softened, so Smith and Warner can play the second half of the Sheffield Shield season before a World Cup and Ashes series in England.

However, CA insists that simply isn't possible under the code of conduct.

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Bancroft sent to hospital after being struck by ball .
Suspended Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft entertained cricket fans in Darwin until he was sent to hospital after being hit by a ball. The former Test opener Bancroft injured himself when a ball hit him in the throat as he attempted a shot on Saturday in the Strike League playing for the Desert Blaze. The ball deflected up under Bancroft's helmet grill off a top edge from the bat, instantly stunning him. He dropped to his knees, clearly in discomfort and medical staff were called out to assist him.After a brief delay he returned to the crease and continued to play.

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