On a momentous occasion, the Australian veteran opener bids goodbye to his 12-year-old test career at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground in front of his home crowd. It is every sportsperson's dream to end his career on a high in front of his home crowd. David Warner was among the few who got to experience this feeling as he went onto the field in his last test innings amid the standing ovation and cheers of his home crowd at Sydney with his family being present in the stands.
Warner didn’t leave any stone unturned to make it count as he scored a feisty half-century in his final test innings and played a significant role in taking Australia home to an easy victory in the third test against Pakistan to win the three-match series by 3-0.
David Warner experienced a heartfelt moment in his last test as he entered the field with his childhood friend and opening partner Usman Khwaja. This touching gesture was followed by a respectful guard of honour from the Pakistani team. After Warner got out to spinner Sajid Khan after hitting a blistering half-century, he was greeted with a rousing reception by the Sydney crowd. Watch the video here:
Warner and Labuschagne shine to guide Australia to an easy victory
Despite an early setback with Khawaja's departure, Warner showcased determination, consistently hitting boundaries and achieving his 37th Test half-century with a single square of the leg. As lunch approached, Australia confidently stood at 91/1, requiring just 39 more runs for victory.
Following Warner's departure, Marnus Labuschagne played a pivotal role in securing Australia's triumph with an unbeaten score of 62. Starting the day at 68/7, Pakistan managed to add only 47 runs before being dismissed for a modest 115. With a target of 130 runs, Australia chased down the total seamlessly, encountering no significant obstacles.
Despite Pakistan's ambition to break a 16-match losing streak in Australia, the team faced formidable challenges that ultimately resulted in defeat. Though Pakistan showed some resolve in the last two test matches that didn’t prove to be enough in front of this formidable Australian test side at their home soil.