Tim Paine’s Calling Off Innings On 589/3 Resulted In Denial Of Opportunity To David Warner Not Out On 335
Tim Paine declared his innings on Day 2 of the second Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. But he decided to declare the innings at a time when David Warner was just a couple of runs behind Brian Lara.
David Warner the scorer
The left-handed batsman had scored 335 at the time of innings declaration. He was well pas the score of the batting legend Don Bradman and Mark Taylor but was denied the golden and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break the record of Brian Lara. And it is what left cricket community all over the world fuming over the decision of Australian skipper.
Was Tim Paine right in declaring innings when David Warner was chasing the highest Test score?
Tim Paine faced much criticism for his decision of calling the innings but the cricket community and even the experts took at as denial of an opportunity and he was trolled on for declaration on social media. But some people appreciated his decision of keeping team above individual score.
David Warner’s achievement
• Broke the record of Pakistan’s Azhar Ali to become the leading scorer in pink-ball test
• His was the highest individual Test score in 2019
• Left Indian Captain Virat Kohli far behind in run-scoring
How Australia performed after declaration of innings?
Pakistan lost its first wicket to Mitchell Starc when David Warner caught Imam-ul-Haq in the slips. Soon after the first dismissal, Pat Cummins sent Pak skipper Azhar Ali to pavilion in the 12th over. Australia was 589/3 and Pakistan 22/2.