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Warner salutes Archer performance

23rd August 2019, 00:57 by Michael Holland

England could have a star of the future on their hands as Jofra Archer took 6-45 at Headingley, Australia batsman David Warner says.

Australia had looked in control on a rain-affected first day of the third Ashes Test in Leeds until Archer struck in devastating fashion to bowl them all out for 179.

Warner made 61 before being dismissed by Archer and speaking after the first day of play he paid tribute to the England attack, but in particular Archer.

"They put the ball in the right areas," Warner said. "He [Archer] bowled at bit like Dale Steyn. With the new ball he tried to use the conditions and then ramped it up when he needed to. It was world-class bowling at its best and England have a great prospect."

Archer then said he was flattered to be compared to South Africa great Steyn, who took 439 Test wickets in his career.

"It is really nice, flattering really," said Archer. "Dale tweeted me a few years ago when I first started playing for Sussex. "It is nice that someone who has played so many matches and has taken so many wickets would even think about me."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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