David Warner is not just an incredible batsman but he is also an amazing fielder. In the first ODI between Australia and Sri Lanka in Pallekele, Australia benefited from Warner’s fabulous fielding, as he pulled off what could go down as one of the catches of the year to dismiss Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva.
David Warner pulls off a fabulous one-handed catch to dismiss Dhananjaya De Silva
In the first One Day International against Sri Lanka, David Warner continued to impress with his class and ability on the field, grabbing a special catch. After losing the toss, the 2015 World Cup champions were assigned to bowl first. The Australians appeared to be in command as the hosts attempted to build on their 134-run total from 25 overs.
In the 26th over, Dhananjaya skipped down the track to Australia’s Ashton Agar and appeared to have struck the ball hard enough for it to fly over Warner at mid-on. The former Australia vice-captain, on the other hand, raised his right hand and caught it one-handed. After all of that, he even managed to land on two feet.
Agar jumped up and down, his hands on his head, as he approached Warner. Captain Aaron Finch, on the other hand, appeared unsurprised that his long-time opening partner had pulled off the stunning feat.
Brilliant catch by David Warner ♥️#SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/PBC3xV5P6D
— Umair Khan (@UmairKhWorld) June 14, 2022
Australia’s Test captain, Pat Cummins, has been named in the squad for the first ODI, marking his first appearance in the format since November 2020. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first, despite losing the previous three-match T20I series 2-1.
Dhananjaya’s wicket was their third of the game, and they had scored 134 runs in 25.5 overs at the time. Kusal Mendis scored 86 from 87 balls and Asalanka scored 37 to help Sri Lanka reach 300-7 in 50 overs. Australia were 72-2 in 12.4 overs when rain stopped play.