Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Dubai [UAE], Jan 17 (ANI): Southpaw Australian batsman David Warner batted in right-hand stance to smash West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle for 14 runs off 3 balls in a Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) match against Rangpur Riders on Wednesday.

The Sylhet Sixers captain played a knock of 61 not out off 36 balls in the match to help his side post a mammoth total of 187 runs.

The Australian was struggling on the pitch during the 19th over of the innings following which he changed his stance. The trick worked for the batsman as he hit back to back boundaries to Gayle in the over.

When asked about his move, Finch said that he found it difficult to connect the ball because of Gayle's height and his bowling length which is why he changed his stance.

"It was one of those things at the back of my mind as I couldn't get Chris [Gayle] away because of his height and the lengths that he was bowling," Warner said after the match. "I play golf right-handed, so I thought I might as well come and swing and clear the ropes. It came off," ICC quoted Warner, as saying.

Meanwhile, Warner is all set to cut short his BPL stint due to an elbow injury and will return to Australia on January 21 to have his injury assessed. Before departing home, Warner will play two matches for Sixers which are scheduled to be held on January 18 and 19. (ANI)

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