David Warner struggled to put bat to ball in the recently concluded Ashes, managing to score just 95 runs in 10 innings. And a month later, the struggles on England soil seem a distant past for Warner who single-handedly demolished Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series at home.
The left-handed opener starred in Australia’s 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka, hitting 217 runs without even getting out once over three matches. With the stunning effort, Warner became the first-ever opener to remain unbeaten in all 3 T20Is of a three-match series.
Warner roared back to form in the first T20I at the Adelaide Oval, smashing a 56-ball 100 as Australia posted 233/2 before clinching a 134-run win. In the 2nd T20I at The Gabba, Warner propelled Australia to a 9-wicket victory as he starred in their chase of 118 runs with a 41-ball 60.
Warner emulated Virat Kohli and Colin Munro
During his unbeaten 57 at the MCG, Warner became the first Australian batsman to complete 2000 T20I runs.
The southpaw also became only the 3rd batsman in international cricket to score 50 plus scores in all three matches of a bilateral T20I series.
Virat Kohli, with scores of 90 not out, 59 not out, and 50 was the first batsman to do so during India tour of Australia in 2015-16. New Zealand’s Colin Munro achieved the record feat when he scored 53, 66 and 104 against West Indies in 2017-18.