Ashes 2019: David Warner gets sandpaper send-off from Edgbaston crowd after dismissal

Australian opener David Warner was given an unusual send-off by the Edgbaston crowd after his dismissal in the first innings of the Ashes Test.
Ashes 2019: David Warner gets sandpaper send-off from Edgbaston crowd after dismissalAshes 2019: David Warner gets sandpaper send-off from Edgbaston crowd after dismissal
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The biggest cricketing rivalry got underway as England took on Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday. The first Ashes Test will also mean that the ICC World Test Championship has officially begun. Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat. The baggy green side fielded all three players who were handed bans after the ball-tampering incident in South Africa in 2018.

David Warner opened the batting Cameron Bancroft and were welcomed with a terrific spell of fast bowling from England's new ball bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad. They bowled tight lines and kept the Australian batsmen under check. Eventually, Stuart Broad trapped David Warner in front to put the opponents in a spot of bother early on in the innings. He made further inroads when he scalped fellow opener Cameron Bancroft for 8. David Warner was given an unusual send-off by the crowd as they showed sandpapers while he was entering into the dressing room. Here's the video:

Australia are currently regrouping after the early inroads made by England's fast bowlers. They made steady progress to reach 83 for 3 at lunch.

Australia's playing XI: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c & wk), James Pattinson, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle and Nathon Lyon

England's playing XI: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

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