David Warner, Steve Smith meet in Sydney grade cricket
SYDNEY (AP) — Banned Australia captain Steve Smith missed a half century but claimed bragging rights over his suspended international teammate David Warner when their teams met Saturday in Sydney club cricket.
Smith made 48 from 71 balls and also took a wicket in the clash between his Sutherland team and Warner’s Randwick-Petersham at Sydney’s Coogee Oval.
Almost 2,000 spectators turned out to watch the one-day match which featured a contest between Smith and his former vice-captain Warner, both suspended from top cricket in Australia for 12 months over their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, South Africa, last March.
Warner was out for 13 as Randwick-Petersham batted first, caught at gully by Austin Waugh, son of former test captain Steve Waugh, who was a spectator at the match.
Smith and Warner’s performances were over-shadowed by their former Australia teammate Shane Watson, who scored 63 from 41 balls for Sutherland, including five sixes.