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ADELAIDE---Opener David Warner,
calling it the best innings of his career,
scored his tenth Test century in an
emotional tribute to former teammate
Phillip Hughes as Australia ended the
first day of the first Test against India
on 354-6 yesterday.
The bad news for the home side was
yet another injury to captain Michael
Clarke, who left the field while on 60.
He s had injections for lower back pain
and his status for the rest of the test
will be reassessed this morning.
Warner, who was on the field two
weeks ago when Hughes suffered fatal
injuries after being hit with a short-
pitched delivery, jumped into the air
and looked to the sky when he took a
single for his 100 at Adelaide Oval.
He then hugged batting partner
Clarke, who won the toss and elected
Warner, out in the final session for
145, dedicated his century to Hughes.
"I knew the little man up there was
with me at the other end and it all fell
into place," Warner said.
"I like to do a little bit of a celebration
but that was definitely for him today.
He was there when I scored my first
hundred. He was at the other end and
I dedicated that hundred to him today."
India picked up three wickets in the
final session, including wicketkeeper
Brad Haddin for a duck in the final
over of the day, ending play. Steven
Smith was 72 not out at stumps.
Warner s runs came off 163 balls,
WELLINGTON---The International Cricket Council
says New Zealand allrounder Kane Williamson has
been cleared to resume bowling off-spin after com-
pleting remedial work to correct an illegal action.
Sri Lanka s Sachithra Senanayake has also been
cleared after being reported for an illegal action during
a one-day match against England in June. Williamson
has been suspended for five months during which
he has remodeled his bowling action. (AP)
10th Test century
to resume bowling
Australia 354-6 (David Warner 145, Steven
Smith 72 not out, Michael Clarke retired hurt 60;
Mohammed Shami 2-83, Varun Aaron 2-95).
Australia's David Warner celebrates scoring a
century during the first day of a cricket Test match
against India in Adelaide, Australia, yesterday.
including 19 fours. Five of those boundaries came
from the first ten balls he faced and he later added
another four with a reverse sweep shot.
The match began with a tribute to Hughes, who
died November 27 from injuries sustained from being
hit by a bouncer in a domestic match at the Sydney
India s two first-session wickets were opener Chris
Rogers, out for 9, and Shane Watson (14), both from
loose shots that were caught at second slip by Shikhar
Dhawan off Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron respec-
Mitch Marsh followed Warner out in the final ses-
sion after the second new ball was taken, out for 41
after being caught by stand-in captain Virat Kohli
off Aaron s bowling, his second wicket of the day.
Nightwatchman Nathan Lyon was bowled for three
runs by Mohammed Shami with three overs left in
the day, and with Clarke s return unlikely, the hosts
were down a potential seven wickets heading into
Shami (2-83) and Aaron (2-95) took two wickets
each to lead the Indian bowlers.
Legspinner Karn Sharma, making his Test debut,
took Warner s wicket and finished his first day with
figures of 1-89.
"It was very good we came back in the last session,"
Karn Sharma said. "We ve just got to get some crucial
wickets in the morning."
Warner faced the first bouncer of the match off
the first ball of the fourth over, a 145-kph (90-mph)
delivery from Aaron, India s quickest bowler. Warner
ducked away from the delivery without problem.
When Warner reached 63---the same score Hughes
was on when he was fatally injured, Warner looked
up to the sky for the first time for the day and the
crowd warmly applauded. When Smith later reached
63 late in the day, the crowd again gave a prolonged
Kohli, replacing regular injured India captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, said he would have batted
if he won the toss.
The Adelaide match was supposed to start three
days later on Friday, but was moved up after the first
scheduled Test at Brisbane was postponed and shifted
due to Hughes death.
The Brisbane match, now the second in the series,
will begin on December 17.
Yesterday, an unusual first day for the start of a
Test match, there were 25,619 spectators at the
50,000-seat Adelaide Oval. (AP)
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