David Warner received Guard of Honour at Sydney Cricket Ground

David Warner received Guard of Honour

The Australian player David Warner received a reception from the crowd on the Sydney Cricket Ground and a guard of honor from Pakistan at his last Test game in the 3rd Test of Pakistan’s Australia tour.

David Warner received Guard of Honour

The left-handed batter David Warner was given a guard of honour by the Pakistan side led by Shan Masood as he entered the ground in the final test at the SCG.

The Australian player is set to retire from the Test format after the final match against Australia vs Pakistan. He received a heartwarming reception from the crowd as he walked into the ground to bat in their first innings.

Recently the player lost his backpack from their team’s transition from Melbourne Ground to Sydney Cricket Ground. He posted a video on Instagram to return his baggy Green Cap before the final Test.

Winning the toss, Pakistan chose to bat where they scored 313 runs in their first innings. The openers Shafique and Saim Ayub were sent out with a duck by Mitchell Starc and Hazlewood.

After early dismissals of the opening batters, Shan Masood and Babar Azam helped the side on the scoreboard. Mitchell Marsh dismissed Masood for 35 runs on 70 deliveries which included 3 fours. After the dismissal of Babar Azam for 26 runs, Cummins dismissed Saud Shakeel for 5 runs.

Cummins had a five-wicket haul as he threw a destructive attack against Pakistan batters. He dismissed Rizwan for 88 runs which included 10 fours and 2 sixes.

Agha Salma smashed a half-century in the first innings but was dismissed by Mitchell Starc. The low-order batter Aamer Jamal was impressive with his 82 runs on 97 deliveries which included 9 fours and 4 sixes.

Cummins dismissed Hasan Ali for a duck and concluded Pakistan’s innings with 313 runs. Australia did not change their playing 11 for the third consecutive match.

Pat Cummins spoke after the toss saying, “It’s a short turnaround but everyone’s in a good space and happy with how everyone is going. It’s rare that we play the same team three games in a row, but it’s nice.”

On the other hand, “It looks pretty dry underneath the grass so we might expect after day three for it to take a bit of spin, that’s why we included Sajid Khan. Unfortunately, Shaheen (Shah Afridi) is resting,” said Masood.

David Warner and Usman Khawaja opened the innings for their side. After Warner scored 6 runs, the match was stopped for a lunch break at Sydney Cricket Ground.