Saturday, July 27, 2013

David Warner involved in mid-pitch altercation

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Warner involved in on-pitch spat

David Warner clashes with South African wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ahead of his return to England on Monday.

Even on a different continent it seems David Warner can't escape controversy.

Great to be back playing cricket, had lots of fun this week and a bit of friendly banter from the wicket keeper. Was very funny. 

The exiled Australian batsman is due back in England on Monday, and is shaping as a likely addition to the team for the must-win third Test at Old Trafford this week after posting 193 for Australia A in a four-day match against South Africa A in Pretoria.

Heated clash: David Warner batting last week with Thami Tsolekile.

Heated clash: David Warner batting during the first innings as Thami Tsolekile looks on. Photo: Getty Images

Sent to Africa for match practice following his month-long suspension over throwing a punch at England's Joe Root in a Birmingham nightclub he did exactly what coach Darren Lehmann would have wanted to see from him with a near double-century.


However, Warner will fly out of Johannesburg with his run-scoring taking a back seat to reports of a mid-pitch altercation with South African wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile in which the umpires had to separate the pair.

Umpires reportedly intervened twice at Pretoria's LC de Villiers Oval on Saturday, the final day of the four-day 'unofficial Test', when Warner and Tsolekile engaged in a heated on-field argument, the second day in a row they had clashed.

On the second occasion South African batsman Vaugn van Jaarsveld pulled Tsolekile away from Warner before the umpires, who stopped the game briefly, appealed for the pair to call off their run-in.

Warner tweeted afterwards: "Great to be back playing cricket, had lots of fun this week and a bit of friendly banter from the wicket keeper. Was very funny!!"

A Cricket Australia spokesman said match officials had not made a report of the matter, which was said to have stemmed from Tsolekile's displeasure at words uttered from the field from Warner while the gloveman scored 159 on Friday.

It was during Warner's second-innings 33 in the drawn match on Saturday that his clash with the wicketkeeper brought the match to a brief stop.

The 26-year-old was due to arrive in England on Monday, re-joining his Ashes squad mates when they assemble in Manchester ahead of the third Test starting on Thursday.

Warner's efforts with the bat in South Africa have increased the likelihood he will be called into the middle order for Australia at Old Trafford, with Phil Hughes in danger of losing his place despite scoring 84 in Australia's tour match against Sussex at Hove.
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