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Highlights: Warner's winning knock sees Australia down Proteas

12th June, 2016
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David Warner is one of the most powerful athletes in world cricket. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)
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12th June, 2016
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David Warner has suffered a finger injury while fielding during Australia’s 36-run win over South Africa in St Kitts, a result inspired by his first ODI ton on foreign soil.\

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Warner, Australia’s leading run-scorer in the ongoing tri-series who also dominated the recent Indian Premier League, continued his stellar form in a knock of 109.

The vice-captain excelled at Warner Park, where Australia finished 6-288 thanks also to half-centuries from Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith.

South Africa were 3/210 in the 38th over, with de Villiers going well and settled at the crease. 79 were needed off 74 at that stage, which meant they were the favourites to grab another four points.

And then de Villiers fell to Hazlewood, bowled attempting a big one. The rest of them fell away in a hurry and from what looked to be a close finish, the game was easily and convincingly closed out by the Aussie bowlers on what looked like a more difficult pitch to bat on to start things off and when the ball got older.

Still, for South Africa to lose 7/44 with a target in front of them, has been sloppy, shoddy.

A good team effort from Australia. A century for Warner, an excellent end to the innings from Steven Smith and then their bowlers came back well together to stitch a second win of the tournament.

South Africa have some thinking to be done about their line-up if Chris Morris is injured. Because Behardien at six, with Parnell and the bowlers to follow isn’t going to cut the ice too many times.

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Australia now top the tri-series table, having banked two wins from three games.

The tournament continues at 3am AEST on Tuesday, when Australia face hosts West Indies at the same venue.

Warner may miss that match, with team management to assess the finger injury that forced him off the field during the Proteas’ chase.

With AAP.