Fans enjoy battle between Steven Smith and David WarnerLast updated on Nov 10, 2018, 06:05 pm
Australian star cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner were seen sharing the field for the first time, since the ball-tampering scandal in March, earlier this year.
The two players, who were handed a 12-month ban, were playing at the Coogee Oval as they represented their respective clubs in Sydney club cricket.
Smith's side won the match in the end.
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Warner scores 13, Smith gets 48
According to reports, these two were welcomed well by the fans as they were given a warm reception.
The pair spent time signing autographs besides posing for pictures.
Warner playing for Randwick Petersham, struck two fours before Steve Waugh's son dismissed him for 13.
Smith came in and struck 48 for his side Sutherland.
Former Aussie star Shane Watson's heroics helped Sutherland win.
They were handed a ban in March
Both the former Australian captain Smith and vice-captain Warner are serving a 12-month ban imposed upon them by Cricket Australia.
The ban was awarded for their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal which happened during the Test series in South Africa, earlier this year, in March.
They were barred from playing domestic Sheffield Shield and the Big Bash Twenty20 competition besides international cricket.
Smith, Warner share a strong bond
They two players have not been seen together publicly since the sandpaper scandal, which turned their lives upside down. According to a report in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the two senior cricketers have been in regular contact and get along well.
Smith, Warner's ban could be lifted soon
The duo could breathe easy soon with Cricket Australia considering to lift the one-year ban.
The move comes after the players' union demanded the same.
Cricket Australia's CEO Kevin Roberts confirmed that the governing body is considering this move.
CA has come under immense pressure especially after the Ethics Center released its review and termed the board 'arrogant' in its approach.