Australia locked horns with the newly crowned T20 World Cup champions, England in the final ODI match of the three-match series at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Records galore as the Aussie opening duo David Warner and Travis Head put up a brilliant opening partnership of as many as 269 runs, making it the ninth biggest stand in the history of Men’s ODI cricket.
During the midst of the Australia batting innings, after getting dismissed, David Warner, who was returning back to the dugout after scoring a 102-ball 106, made a few young fans elated by his kind gesture.
Here is the video of the incident:
These kids can't believe their luck! ✨#AUSvENG | @davidwarner31 pic.twitter.com/t2Qqhu3GNR
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 22, 2022
In the video, David Warner can be seen handing his batting gloves to young kids present in the stands as he was returning to the dugout. The fans were overwhelmed by his gesture and were excited after receiving the batter’s gloves.
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Speaking about the match, the Aussies came out all guns blazing, and right from the word ‘go’, the opener duo in Head and Warner stitched a massive partnership. The duo added as many as 269 runs for the first wicket almost beating the 284-run partnership they scored against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval back in 2017.
The English bowlers just had no clue for quite a long time on how to dismiss the two batters. Warner was eventually dismissed for 106 in the 39th over, while Head followed suit for an ODI career-best of 152 runs off 130 balls.
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The momentum was continued by the middle-order batters as well and despite the innings being reduced to 48 overs due to the rain delay, they managed to reach 355 runs for the loss of five wickets. The target was later adjusted to 364 for England who has the tough task of avoiding a whitewash in the series.