Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Warner Hits Big for Hughes; Australian Vice-Captain Pays Tribute with Ton

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Warner Hits Big for Hughes; Australian Vice-Captain Pays Tribute with Ton

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Byline: Keagan Elder Keagan.Elder@coffscoast advocate.com.au

AHEAD of the One Day International against Pakistan later this month, Australian opener David Warner will again look to fallen mate Phillip Hughes for inspiration to make runs.

Warner opened up about the close connection he shared with Hughes at the end of the third and final Test against Pakistan, when he became the first batsman to score a ton in the opening session of an Australian Test.

Warner was fielding close to the Macksville-born Hughes when he was felled by a bouncer by Sean Abbott at the SCG in 2014 in a Sheffield Shield match.

On his way out to bat in the final Test against Pakistan, Warner placed his hand on the plaque dedicated to Hughes outside of the Australian dressing room.

Following this touch, Warner went on to score a century before lunch on the first day of the Sydney Test.

In a press conference following the match, Warner opened up about the legacy Hughes left with him when he takes to the SCG field. …

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