Warner kisses ground where Hughes was fatally injured

Cricket

Batsman David Warner scored a century and paid tribute to Phillip Hughes, as Australia dominated day one of the fourth Test against India in Sydney.

Warner hit 101 and, on reaching 63, he took off his helmet and kissed the ground near the spot where Hughes was fatally injured when on 63 runs.

“I’m always going to pay tribute to my mate,” said Warner. “Every time I play here, I’ll definitely be doing that.”

He shared an opening stand of 200 with Chris Rogers (95) in Australia’s 348-2.

It was Warner’s 12th Test century and third of the series, with the 28-year-old needing just 108 balls to reach the milestone.


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