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Warner’s double ton puts Australia all over the proteas on Day 2

Together with Steven Smith’s steady 85-run innings put the hosts in the driver’s seat against South Africa in the second Test.

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

David Warner scored a double ton in his 100th test and with Steven Smith’s steady 85-run innings put the hosts in a driver’s seat against South Africa.

Australia ended day 2 with a dominant show throughout the day as they took a lead of 197 runs.

By the end of Day 2, the hosts were 386 for 3 at stumps as Travis Head and Alex Carry are now carrying forward the inning with 48 and 9 runs respectively. Earlier, Cameron Green also got hurt after he sustained an injury on his finger while facing a deadly bouncer.

From the visitors, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have picked 1-1 wickets each so far. David Warner also got retired hurt as he was suffering with cramps and was looking in pain even before he reached his double century. Later, the zeal with which he celebrated his century also worsened his condition.

Eventually, he had to head back to the pavilion after scoring a spectacular double century in just 254 balls. He also smashed 16 fours and 2 sixes in his knock.