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The Plays of the Day from the first Twenty20 between Australia and India, in Sydney

updated: February 01, 2012 19:45 IST
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Improvisation of the day

The switch-hit is not quite the novelty it used to be, but batsmen keep doing it better. In the third over of the match, cramped until then by R Ashwin's straight bowling, David Warner became a right-hand batsman. He took a full ball from outside what would have been his leg stump, and punched it over what would have been long-off. If you had watched only from when he struck the ball onwards, you would have thought it was a classic lofted drive. Let's call it the switch-punch.

Jersey of the day

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