Australia's opening batter David Warner ended a long wait as the southpaw scored an international century after a long wait of 1043 days. Warner scored 106 runs off 102 balls against England in the third match of the ODI series going on between the two nations. Warner hit eight boundaries and two sixes en route to his 106 runs and also formed a record-breaking opening partnership with Travis Head.
Both the batters demolished the England bowling attack as they put up 269 runs together for the first wicket. While Warner was the first to be dismissed, Head departed after scoring 152 runs off 130 balls. Both the batters were dismissed by Olly Stone. Warner got out while trying to pull a good-length delivery from the England pacer. The batter was caught in the deep mid-wicket region by David Willey.
Warner was dejected as he wanted to spend more time in the middle but he was happy too. The wait was finally over for him and the monkey was finally off his back and the batter made it more special with a beautiful gesture towards a fan. As Warner was walking back to the pavilion, he gifted his glove to a young kid, leaving the fan in awe and disbelief.
The kid was seen running to his mother with Warner’s gloves in his hands and a grin on his face. The kid’s mother was also in awe of the beautiful gesture from the batter. The boy, meanwhile, just kept staring at the left glove and smiling.
On the back of a mammoth opening partnership and some lusty blows from Mitchell Marsh (who scored 30 off 16 balls), Australia posted 355/5 in the designated 48 overs. Meanwhile, Olly Stone did a fine job for England with the ball, scalping four wickets at the expense of 85 runs in his ten overs.