Australia batsman David Warner has endured a barren run during the Ashes series
Australia batsman David Warner has endured a barren run during the Ashes series (Picture: Getty)

David Warner’s nightmare Ashes continued as the Australia opener was dismissed for a record eighth single-digit score in the series.

Warner enjoyed a brilliant World Cup campaign, smashing three centuries to finish as the second leading run-scorer in the tournament.

The 32-year-old failed to take that form into the Ashes, however, contributing just 18 runs from his first four innings of the series.

Warner made 65 in the first innings of the third Test but was then dismissed for three successive ducks, with Stuart Broad claiming his scalp six times in eight innings.

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The batsman lasted just eight balls at The Oval this morning before being contentiously caught behind off Jofra Archer for eight.

In failing to reach double figures, Warner became the first player in history to be dismissed for eight single-digit scores in a Test series.

England appeared to be appealing more out of hope than belief after Warner attempted to cut Archer to the boundary but Joe Root opted to review.

The first replay appeared to show a gap between bat and ball but snicko offered a spike, which was enough to overturn the decision.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said: ‘There is a spike but I don’t think the ball has touched the edge.

England wait for the decision to be overturned on DRS
England wait for the decision to be overturned on DRS (Picture: Getty)

‘When you see the replays it looked like the ball passes the bat. Whether he hit it or not, it’s a terrible shot.’

Having removed Warner, Archer dismissed Australia’s other opener, Marcus Harris, when he nicked to Ben Stokes at second slip to leave Australia 14-2.

England added another 23 runs to their overnight score to be bowled out for 294, with Australia’s Mitchell Marsh finishing with figures of 5-46.

Australia have retained the Ashes after going 2-1 up in the series but England can still secure a draw with victory in south London this week.

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