Australia played England in the first of the 3 match ODI series at Adelaide on Thursday. While Australia was hunting down England’s target of 288, a young fan’s innocuous request on a sheet of paper for David Warner’s shirt was caught on camera.

Like most creative stunts by fans during cricket matches that reach the players, the incident was thoroughly enjoyed by the Australian camp including Warner. Not only was Warner receptive but he further continued the banter by writing and projecting (to the camera) an equally jovial retort, again on a sheet of paper that read, “get one off Marnus”, in an obvious reference to Marnus Labushane.

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The invite was reciprocated when the fan asked for Labushane’s shirt, posing a sheet that read, “Marnus can I please have your shirt?” The banter ended well when Warner, who saw the retort gave a thumbs up to mark his approval and called the boy to the dressing room.

Soon enough, Australia joined Warner and the kid in the fun as they raced to a comfortable victory, scoring 291/4 with 3.1 overs to spare. Earlier, Aussie skipper Pat Cummins won the toss and chose to bowl.

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England riding high on their recent T20 World Cup triumph that made them the undisputed limited overs World champions (ODI and T20), were unable to sustain the momentum as they fell to 31/3. However, southpaw David Malan came to England’s rescue as he scored a responsible 134 off 128 and helped England post a competitive total of 287.

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Australia started off on a positive note, always in control of the chase as openers Warner (86) and Travis Head (68) batted with poise and character. When both the openers had departed, Australia had already touched the 200 mark at a high run rate of 7 per over. They were further guided by Steve Smith’s able 80 off 78 which helped them sail home comfortably.