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CWC '19: Ponting believes Warner can be the leading run scorer

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Australian batsman David Warner's 107-run knock against in the ongoing ICC Men's World Cup has impressed team's Ricky Ponting, who believes that if Warner manages to replicate such performance in the rest of the tournament, he will be the leading run-getter.

"You could see by the way he moved into his shots and picking up the length early, he hit a lot of pull shots early in his innings, which is always a good sign for him. He'd taken the handbrake off which has allowed himself to play with a bit more freedom. If he keeps playing like that for the rest of the tournament, he's probably going to be the leading run scorer," com.au quoted Ponting, as saying.

Warner was at his devastating best when he smashed his first century since making a comeback from his year-long ban and helped his side beat by 41 runs on Wednesday.

Warner has accumulated 255 runs so far in the tournament and is just five runs behind Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, who tops the list of runs scored.

also revealed that he spoke to Warner ahead of the match and advised him to just 'see ball, hit ball'.

"I think in the back of his own mind to a certain degree, I think he was a little bit more worried about getting out than scoring runs. We said to him after the last game, 'mate, just go out and see ball, hit ball.' He got off to a good start and continued on for 30 or 40 overs," he said.

will face at The Oval on June 15.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 23:16 IST
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