In the third game of the warm-up series between Australia and New Zealand, Kangaroos held their nerves in a run-chase to win the three-game series 2-1. Chasing a target of 287 runs, former captain Steve Smith stood tall with 91 runs as Glenn Maxwell complemented him with a brisk half-century to help Australia win the game by Duckworth-Lewis method.
One of the major talking points of the game was the failure of the aggressive opening batsman David Warner who recorded another unimpressive outing. Across the three games, the 32-year old was able to amass only 41 runs thus averaging 13.67. Scoring heaps of runs in the running edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a lot was expected from the dexterous cricketer.
However, Warner failed to emulate his magical batting form in an important series. Nevertheless, the Aussie think tank is confident about the New South Wales born coming good in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Australia will have two more warm-up games before commencing their journey in the forthcoming 10-team competition.