T20 World Cup 2022
Naveen Ul Haq Outsmarts David Warner With A Brilliant Delivery
By CricShots - Nov 4, 2022 3:45 pm
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Afghanistan and Australia are locking horns with each other in the Super 12 clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022, with it being a do-or-die game for the hosts. In T20s, where batters look to play fancy shots, bowlers use their skill set to get the better of the batters. Although the Australian opener, David Warner is considered one of the finest batters in the format, he was outsmarted by Naveen ul Haq.

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Naveen ul Haq cleaned up David Warner

Australia came out with all guns blazing at the Adelaide Oval, where they are well aware of the fact that only a big-margin win would help them progress to the semi-finals at the T20 World Cup 2022 without worrying about the other fixtures. The defending champions reached the score of 49/1 in five overs, with David Warner and Mitchell Marsh still in the middle.

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However, what followed was a little collapse starting with the dismissal of David Warner.  Warner, who has not registered a single significant score in the tournament so far, seemed dangerous in the middle, batting on 25 off 17 balls. He was showing urgency on the field as well while running. But then in the sixth over, Afghanistan set a trap for the 36-year-old.

Naveen ul Haq told Mohammad Nabi he would like both the fielders who were allowed to be outside the 30-yard-circle to remain in the leg side. The fielding formation triggered Warner to decide and play a switch hit.

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However, Naveen ul Haq, considered to be one of the specialists in the format due to his overall success in the T20 leagues, had other plans.  The Afghan pacer bowled a slower off-cutter which was pitched at a good length. The ball only clocked 100 kph, resulting in Warner failing to time the ball, resulting in his being cleaned up by it. Following the dismissal, Naveen stared at Warner for some, potentially thinking that it was perfectly planned by him to dismiss the Aussie opener.

Here is the video of the wicket taken by Naveen ul Haq: