David Warner’s disappointing comeback continued on Sunday when he hit four off six balls for Winnipeg Hawks in a six-wicket defeat to Vancouver Knights at the Canada T20 league.
The 31-year-old who managed only one run off two balls on his return to competitive cricket on Friday, only contributed four to his side’s 156-9 before he was caught by South African Rassie van der Dussen off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell.
Vancouver managed to chase down the 160-run target with ease, scoring 162-4 in 17.4 overs to claim a six-wicket win. Van der Dussen contributed a solid unbeaten 39 off 44 balls (two sixes, one four) while Hong Kong batsman Babar Hayat starred with 65 off 33 balls, including five sixes.
Despite serving a 12-month ban from Cricket Australia for ball-tampering in the third Test at Newlands against the Proteas in March, Warner was cleared to play in the Canada T20 League, along with former Australia captain Steve Smith.
Smith, who plays for Toronto Nationals managed 61 on his return to competitive cricket, but could only manage 10 off 10 balls as his side slumped to an eight-wicket defeat to Edmonton Royals on Saturday.
South Africans Farhaan Behardien and Wayne Parnell were involved in the Royals’ victory with the former scoring five with the bat and 2-24 with the ball.
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