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David Warner heaps praise on Glenn Maxwell for his comeback ton in Ranchi

Glenn Maxwell will be hoping to repeat his heroics in Dharamsala
Glenn Maxwell will be hoping to repeat his heroics in Dharamsala

Australia batsman David Warner believes Glenn Maxwell has the temperament to become a regular member of the Test side following his brilliant century in the third game of the Border-Gavaskar series against India in Ranchi.

The Victorian all-rounder returned to the Test side after almost 29 months of hiatus and scored an impressive 104 off 185 deliveries on his comeback innings, which apparently has been his longest existence at the crease in any international game.

Coming on to bat at 140 for four, Maxwell added a vital 191 run stand with skipper Steven Smith, which proved vital for the visitor's first innings score of 451 runs and in the process he also became the second Australian player to score a century in all three formats of the game after Shane Watson.

Warner himself is enduring tough times in India with scores of 38, 10, 33, 17, 19 but had high praises for Maxwell and is hoping for the 28-year-old to extend the momentum in the coming games as well.

"For Maxi, it's about just doing the basics right," Warner told www.cricket.com.au.

"Keep doing what he does best at training. The hundred he scored was fantastic and phenomenal and a great boost for him.

"I think you look at the Twenty20 in Sri Lanka (last year), when he scored the 100 there, I think he's got it in his head that he knows he's got the capacity to do that, to take games away from teams.

"To come out here and fight like he did and bat time, it should say to him he can play this format.

"And looking forward and down the future, hopefully he can keep playing (Test cricket) for a long time."

The fourth and final Test between India and Australia will kick-off in Dharamsala on 25th March with both teams having won a game apiece.

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