Australia locked horns with the newly crowned T20 World Cup champions, England in the third and final ODI match 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 269 runs, making it the ninth biggest stand in the history of Men’s ODI cricket.
During the midst of the Australia batting innings, following the dismissal of Warner, who was returning back to the dugout after scoring a 102-ball 106, made a few young fans elated by his kind gesture.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 22, 2022
In the video, the southpaw was 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.
Australia smash England in the third ODI match
Speaking about the match, the Aussies were put to bat first by the visitors, and right from the word ‘go’, opener duo in Head and Warner stitched a massive partnership. The duo put up a 269-run stand 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. The momentum was continued by the middle order batters as well and despite the innings was reduced to 48 overs, they managed to reach 355 runs for the loss of five wickets. The target was later adjusted to 364 for England who have a tough task of avoiding a 3-0 whitewash in the series.