New Delhi: Australia's premier batsman David Warner showed he wasn't to miss out in the Test series against West Indies where all the batters piled up runs and helped the hosts win the Frank Worrell Trophy.
In a rain hit Sydney Test, Warner came out strong on the final day and smashed an unbeaten 122 runs in a stroke-filled innings that defined class and craft. Warner, who went on to break former Aussie legend Matthew Hayden's record for fastest century at the SCG, notched up his first three-figure score in the series.
Warner had been in sublime form against New Zealand prior to this Test series as he bagged three back-to-back tons which included a double century. The left-hander, known for his huge impact, has contributed immensely under Steve Smith's captaincy.
Australia's dominance in Test cricket continues with this 2-0 series victory and skipper Smith needs to be lauded for his sensational captaincy coupled with starry performances from his side.
Australia's batting have raised the level of their play with most of their batsmen coming thick with runs against the Windies and the consistency has been appealing. Joe Burns, Adam Voges, Usman Khawaja and left out Shaun Marsh alongside Steve Smith had all amassed centuries in style before Warner joined them.
Smith has looked like a person who knows what he wants from his players and has clarified that with ease. It looks like a happy camp to be in.
Adam Voges, who had a fantastic 2015 to take a grip in that middle-order, was adjudged the Man of the Series. The opening combination of David Warner and Joe Burns has been lively with the beauty of Khawaja and Smith guiding the side in the middle.
Collectively, the Australian batting has done well in back-to-back Test series with everybody chipping in with some big contributions.
Australia face the Black Caps in a two-match Test in February which will also be Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum's farewell series.