WATCH: David Warner wins hearts with lovely gesture towards young Australian fan
Australian batsman David Warner made a young fan's day ahead of the first T20I between his side and Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Sunday. Warner played for Australia at home for the first time since the infamous ball-tampering scandal which rocked Australian cricket last year. He continued his sensational form in white-ball cricket and slammed his maiden hundred in T20Is, making a mockery of the Sri Lankan bowling attack.
Ahead of the start of the first T20I between the two sides in Adelaide, Warner gifted his gloves to a young fan as he walked back towards the dressing room after warm-up. There were a host of young fans watching from the sidelines as the southpaw decided to drop his gloves in a bucket held by one of the kids. The reaction on the young fan's face was priceless after receiving a precious gift from his hero.
These young fellas won't ever forget their trip to the cricket today. All class from @davidwarner31#AUSvSLpic.twitter.com/3z57vgwuS9— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 27, 2019
Talking about the match, it was a memorable outing for Warner, who scored an unbeaten 100 off 56 balls laced with ten fours and four sixes. He combined with captain Aaron Finch ( 64 off 36 balls ) to get Australia off to a flying start after Sri Lanka invited the hosts to bat first. The duo posted a magnificent stand of 122 runs for the first wicket and set the stage for a big total.
With his maiden T20I century, Warner became only the third Australian batsman after Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell to score a century in all three formats of the game. After Finch's dismissal, Maxwell took charge and launched a fierce attack on the Sri Lankan bowlers. He played a brilliant cameo of 28-ball 62 laced with seven fours and three sixes.
Maxwell and Warner added an unbeaten stand of 107 runs for the second wicket as they powered Australia to a mammoth total of 233/2 in 20 overs. Sri Lanka, in reply, were restricted on a paltry 99/9 in their quota of 20 overs to suffer a heavy defeat. Adam Zampa was the pick of the bowlers with a three-wicket haul.