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Warner Continues Superb Form

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David Warner has continues his fantastic run of form by scoring an unbeaten knock of 244 on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand to help his side reach 416-2 on the end of day one. Warner seems to have thrived on the extra responsibility given to him since was announced as vice-captain.

The 29-year-old scored a century in both innings in the first Test against New Zealand, the third time he had scored a century in both innings of a Test match in his career. The opening batsman has long been one of the stand out performers in the Australian side but his performances against New Zealand have ensured he is now Australia’s most feared batsman.

Warner had a relatively quiet Ashes series, scoring just one century, although he was one of Australia’s better batsmen and his partnership with Chris Rogers at the top of the order was one of the few positives Australia took from the series defeat. Warner is now partnered at the top of the order by Josh Burns following Rogers’ retirement, and it is clear he is relishing the responsibility of being the more senior partner.

Australia are still very much rebuilding following their Ashes defeat, but the early signs look positive and after winning the first Test, Australia are in a strong position to make it two wins from two. New captain Steve Smith has taken to being captain well and the Aussies will be confident a bright future waits for them if their emerging talent continues to supplement their established stars.

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