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Friday, December 06, 2013

ADELAIDE - More than 200 runs in three innings is not a bad return.

But for David Warner, even at the game's highest level against Australia's oldest foes, things could have been so much better.

The aggressive opener punched out four boundaries in his 29 off 32 balls on Thusday on day one of the second Ashes Test.

On a drop-in pitch widely regarded as a road, the left-hander looked set to build on his impressive first Test double of 49 and 124.

Warner, however, was forced to depart before he really got going after popping a short ball from paceman Stuart Broad to point.

The sell-out crowd of around 30,000 packed into the members' side of the re-developed Adelaide Oval fell silent as their hopes of a run-scoring feast from the country's most exciting batsman fell flat.

Warner had been dismissed caught after hitting a tentative back-foot drive to cover.

It's a pattern that is starting to build for Warner, and he's well aware of it.

In a Sheffield Shield game for NSW against Victoria at the MCG last month, Warner made 104 and 51 not out.

His first-innings ton was a ripper, but just when he was set to cut loose for a big score in his second knock the powerful hitter tried to poke a short ball to mid-on and was caught.