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Warner smashes 77-ball 110 for club side on return from elbow surgery
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Warner smashes 77-ball 110 for club side on return from elbow surgery

David Warner smashed a quick fire 77-ball 110 for his Sydney club side on his return from elbow surgery, reinforcing his destructive abilities ahead of the all-important World Cup in England.

The opener smashed seven sixes and four fours in his 77-ball knock for Randwick-Petersham, better known as the Randy Petes, in a one-day game against Penrith that they lost.

He was finally caught during Saturday's match, in front of a few dozen fans, off the bowling of 18-year-old left-armer Henry Railz, the Cricket Australia website reported.

Warner and Smith’s ball-tampering bans from state and international expire on March 28.

The duo was left out of Australia's ODI squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan despite being eligible for the final two games.

Selector Trevor Hohns said they would be better served easing their way back at the Indian Premier League, which gets under way this month.

Both players were forced to leave the Bangladesh Premier League in January with elbow injuries and they underwent surgery.

Smith's injury was worse than Warner's and he is yet to return, although he picked up a bat again and had a session at the Sydney Cricket Ground last week

"We all know they're two of the better players in world cricket," Hohns told reporters on Friday.

"So it's only natural we will take them seriously into consideration when we pick our World Cup squad. The main thing for them and us is to have them playing competitive cricket."