Watch: David Warner's "heartwarming" gesture after scoring his century vs ENG wins millions of hearts
Australia is taking on England in the third and final match of the ODI series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Having already won the series 2-0, Australia started in a dominant fashion. England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Both teams had their regular skippers back in the lineup. Pat Cummins for Australia and Jos Buttler for England were rested in the last game. However, with the series already won, both Australia openers started aggressively and added a record partnership for the first wicket.
Travis Head and David Warner made 269 runs for the first wicket in 38.1 to register Australia's second highest partnership for any wicket in ODI cricket. Both openers got their respective centuries. Head played more aggressively and made a 91-ball century. He made 152 off 130 balls, with 16 fours and four sixes.
On the other hand, Warner, who had been waiting for his ODI century for more than 1000 days, finally reached the three-figure mark. He made 106 runs off 102 balls, with eight fours and two sixes. During his inning, he hit some spectacular shots.
However, it was Warner's gesture after walking back to the dugout after being out that won the hearts of many fans around the world. The veteran opener got dismissed in the 39th inning by Olly Stone, and while going back to the dugout, the southpaw gave his batting gloves to a kid who was cheering for him from the side of the railings of the stands.
Great gesture from David Warner, champion. pic.twitter.com/yzUXBNO9XB— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 22, 2022
That moment was made even cuter when the child was seen on the big screen cherishing it with a big smile. He just ran to his friends and showed them the precious gift he got from one of the modern-day greats.
Speaking of the game, batting first, Australia posted a huge total of 355/5 in their 48 overs, which will take some chasing from England, if they want to come close to that target. The rain interrupted the game, and it was reduced to 48 overs per side.