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Warner amazes with switch-hit six

DAVID Warner turned heads in last night's Twenty20 international between Australia and India when he smashed a switch-hitted six off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

The Australian opener sent the ball a reported 100 metres into the stands over mid-off after changing from left-handed to right-handed mid-delivery.

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He hit 18 runs off the Ashwin over before falling in the next over for 25 as Australia went onto win by 31 runs.

Unfortunately for Ashwin it wasn't the first time Warner has dealt to him with a switch-hit six. Warner pulled off a similar shot during last year's Champions League Twenty20 tournament while playing for New South Wales against Ashwin's Chennai Super Kings, that time going on to score 135 off 69 balls.

"I've been practicing that for the last year and a half now," Warner told AAP in October.

"I just find if I can unsettle the bowler and get him to think about where to pitch the ball, it's a good thing for myself."

"Sometimes if it doesn't come off you can look like a goose but I've practised it a lot."


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