Warner: Batsmen will have to knuckle down


Australia vice-captain David Warner says the batsmen will have to knuckle down at the crease if they want to score runs in the third Test against New Zealand as conditions will be different to what they have encountered in the series so far.

The Aussies and Black Caps will step into unknown territory as they will be playing the first ever day/night Test with a pink ball, starting at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Warner has been in sensational form in the first two matches of the series, scoring centuries in both innings as the hosts won the first Test in Brisbane while he registered his maiden Test double-ton in the drawn match in Perth.

Generally the batsmen have held the upper hand but Warner expects the pink ball and a more grassier pitch in Adelaide to assist the bowlers.

The Australia opener said: "The last two wickets have been very batter friendly. It's going to be a different story playing here and I think you'll see the ball move around a bit off the wicket."

"We've had two very good wickets. Now it's about knuckling down and finding that respect again."