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David Warner Gifts Man Of The Match Award To Young Fan

In a heart-warming gesture after scoring his first century on his return to international cricket against Pakistan on Wednesday, David Warner gave away his man of the match award to an Australian kid in the crowd. The incident was captured on video when Warner was signing autographs after Australia completed a 41-run win. Warner’s match-winning innings of 107 ensured Australia registered their third win of the tournament.

Cricketnext Staff |June 13, 2019, 1:47 PM IST
David Warner Gifts Man Of The Match Award To Young Fan

In a heart-warming gesture after scoring his first century on his return to international cricket against Pakistan on Wednesday, David Warner gave away his man of the match award to an Australian kid in the crowd. The incident was captured on video when Warner was signing autographs after Australia completed a 41-run win. Warner’s match-winning innings of 107 ensured Australia registered their third win of the tournament.

Warner is the second highest run-getter in the tournament so far with Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan leading the list. He is averaging 85 with the bat.

The opener credited his wife for keeping him going through the tough phase last when he was serving a ban last year for his role in the ball tampering episode.

“My wife is just, she's just my rock. She's a strong woman. And she got me out of bed a lot in those sort of first sort of 12 weeks and got me back running and training hard as I could. She really nailed that into me."

With the win, Australia climbed to the second position on the points table. Their next challenge is against Sri Lanka on Saturday at the Kennington Oval.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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