Donald likens Warner to batting great
FINED for making ball-tampering allegations against South African keeper AB de Villiers, pugnacious Australian batsman David Warner responded with a century on day one of the final Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
The innings drew praise from Proteas bowling coach Allan Donald who likened the left-hander (pictured) to West Indian great Brian Lara.
"With the controversy that (preceded the Test) ... I thought the statement that he made today was pretty good," Donald said.
Warner's 135 helped Australia to 3-331 at stumps.
Skipper Michael Clarke ended his run of outs with an unbeaten 92, surviving a barrage from paceman Morne Morkel who hit the skipper five times on his arms, ribs and jaw.
The attack prompted Clarke's wife Kyly to tweet: "I guess there's cricket then there's Morne Morkel style cricket #brutal #understatement #attack #painful #courageous."