Cricket World Player Of The Week - David Warner

David Warner
David Warner scored centuries in both innings of the first Test at the Adelaide Oval
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After a week full of glittering performances around the world, David Warner's twin centuries in Adelaide have won him the Cricket World Player Of The Week award.

Warner struck 145 and 102 in the first Test against India at the Adelaide Oval to help set up a 48-run win for his side.

He dominated the opening day by hitting 145 in 163 balls after everybody at the ground had paid their respects to Phil Hughes.

That innings included 19 fours and when Australia batted again, looking to set up the game after rain had interrupted day two, he scored 102 in 166 balls.

Australia declared on 290 for five and then bowled out India for 315 - Warner taking a catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma - to win the match.

Michael Clarke and Steve Smith also scored centuries for Australia while Virat Kohli matched Warner's feat of scoring a ton in both innings for India.

Nathan Lyon's maiden 10-wicket match haul bowled Australia to victory on a dramatic final day.

Elsewhere, Ross Taylor achieved the rare feat of three consecutive ODI centuries with 105 not out in the first match between Pakistan and New Zealand before Haris Sohail's unbeaten 85 and 60 from Shahid Afridi saw Pakistan to victory.

Both Sohail and Afridi were in match-winning form again later in the week when Afridi smashed a 21-ball half-century and both men took three wickets in the third ODI.

Ahmed Shehzad also scored a century and Sohail also took three wickets in the second ODI while for New Zealand, Kane Williamson with the bat and Matt Henry with the ball were both consistent and impressive.

In Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara bid farewell to Pallekele with a fine century in the sixth ODI having made 91 in the fifth game as well.

Chris Woakes' six-wicket haul and a century from Joe Root ensured England won that one but despite Root hitting 55 in the sixth match, Sri Lanka sealed the series.

© Cricket World 2014


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