Highlights: David Warner smashes second fastest fifty in Tests

After his blistering knock of 113 in the first innings, David Warner went on to score the second fastest fifty in Test matches on Day 4 of the Sydney Test.

Pakistan were in for more punishment from David Warner, as the Australian opener smashed a 23-ball half-century in the second innings of the third Test.

After bowling out the away side for 315, Steven Smith decided not to enforce the follow-on and build on the 223-run lead they had acquired. The 30 year-old went on a rampage from the go, as he pulled Imran Khan from a good length to the midwicket boundary from the first ball of the innings. Yasir Shah was introduced early into the attack, and he was greeted with two sixes over long-on, a cut towards point and a reverse sweep, 24 runs off his first four balls! While replacement opener Usman Khawaja got settled at the other end, Warner was hitting boundaries with ease, this time it was Imran Khan who was smashed for four consecutive boundaries. A six in the following over brought up Warner’s 23rd half-century, only his second against Pakistan.

Wahab Riaz finally stopped the onslaught by taking the off-bail when Warner came down the track to make room on the offside. He finished with 55 runs off 27 balls, with eight fours and three maximums.

Here are the highlights of that incredible knock!

(Akhil Nair is the sub-editor at The Ring Side View. You can follow him on Facebook Here & Tweets @akhiln)

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