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“It’s amazing how the table turns”
Australia and New South Wales opening batsman David Warner has broken the record for the highest score in a Ryobi Cup match after smashing 197 off 141 deliveries, which included 20 boundaries and an unbelievable 10 sixes, against Victoria.
Warner, who has scored three centuries in his last four Ryobi Cup matches, is the top run-scorer in the tournament with 527 runs in seven innings at a spectacular average of 75.28.
Warner’s recent surge in form is a good sign for Australia, especially since the first Ashes Test against England is less than a month away.
“It’s amazing how the table turns,” Warner told the Sydney Morning Herald. “You’re only three hundreds away from playing at the next level.
The 26-year-old noted that he was eager to transfer his form in the Ryobi Cup to the longer format of the game.
“You know your cues, my cues out there are being still and that’s working for me now,” he said. “There’s no reason why that can’t work for me in the Test arena. We’ve got three Shield games coming up, hopefully I can keep repeating my efforts here and help NSW win those games.”
Warner added that not being included in the national team for the recent ODI series against England the ongoing limited overs tour of India was a “blessing in disguise”.
“I’ve been away for 36 months,” Warner said. “You don’t get the luxury of being at home and doing little things like going to the beach, relaxing, walking the dog, or spending time with the girlfriend.”