`Dumped` Warner back in Ashes contention with swashbuckling 193 against Proteas A

Johannesburg: Troubled Australian batsman David Warner has come back in contention for the Ashes after his impressive performance helped put Australia A in a strong position on the first day of their first four-day Tests against South Africa A on Wednesday.

Warner had scored an exceptional 193 runs off 226 balls including 29 boundaries and a six to lead his side to 399 before he was removed in the last over of the day.

A report said that Warner took firm hold of the role of aggressor and piled on runs despite a very flat deck, reaching his century off 137 balls while his partner Moises Henriques chipped in with 33 runs before his removal at the hands of Stiaan van Zyl.

Praising Warner, his teammate Glenn Maxwell , who added to the hosts` problems with a an unbeaten 103, said that he was pleased to have the chance to bat with Warner as he took a lot of the pressure from him by scoring quick runs.

Maxwell also expressed his satisfaction at the manner in which he executed his batting in the game, saying that it felt good to get the century out of the way on the first day, adding that his performance was probably the best that he has batted in a long time.


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