English crowd gives a sandpaper send-off to David Warner at Edgbaston

The English crowd had a unique way of celebrating the dismissal of Australian batsman David Warner today. They were seen waving sandpapers at David Warner after his dismissal on the first day of the first Ashes test at Edgbaston. After winning the toss, the Australian captain decided to bat first. David Warner opened the innings for Australia along with his partner Cameron Bancroft. An exceptional opening spell from Stuart Broad and James Anderson really tested both the Australia openers.

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The bowlers didn't give an inch for the batsmen and Stuart Board struck the first blow, when he got past David Warner's defense and trapped him in front of the wickets. David Warner could score only 2 runs during his tenure at the crease. As David Warner started walking out of the filed, the English crowd gave him a unique send off, in which the crowd was seen showing him sandpapers.

Australia played all the three players who were back after a lengthy ban after the ball tampering scandal that happened in South Africa during their tour in 2018.

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The three players include Warne, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft and this is the major reason why Warner got such a unique send off. Both Smith and Warner were part of the Australian cricket teams world cup campaign that was recently held in England.

England bowler Stuart Board got rid of the Australian opening pairs and at the end of the first day of the Test match, England haS very much tightened the screws on Australia. Australia is the defending champion team as they won the Ashes trophy last time. But they have not been able to beat England in their home soil since 2001. Another thing that brings confidence to the England team is that they have won all the last international matches that has been played at the Edgebaston cricket ground in Birmingham.

by Ricky Tandon | Fri, Aug 02 - 11:40 AM

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