Australian opener David Warner scored his second successive half-century to guide his team to an thumping 101 run victory against Windward Islands in their final warm-up match ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup.
The Australian side batted first upon agreement, and Tim Paine, Daniel Christian and Nathan Hauritz played for Windward Islands – presumably to make a game of it.
Warner scored 51 from 41 deliveries in Australia’s score of 189 for eight. He struck five fours and two sixes and dominated an opening stand of 57 with Shane Watson (17), The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Windward Islands replied with 88 all out, as fast bowler Shaun Tait (2-19) and spinner Steve Smith (2-15) grabbed two wickets apiece.
The Australian score was also bolstered by Twenty20 specialist David Hussey’s quickfire 49 and skipper Michael Clarke’s 30 from 23 balls.
Warner goes into Australia’s Group A clash with Pakistan on Sunday in top form after blasting 72 from 49 balls in Tuesday’s one-run loss to Zimbabwe.
Australia 189-8 (David Warner 51, David Hussey 49; Mathews 3-34)
Windward Islands (Dan Christian 20; Shaun Tait 2-19) (ANI)