AUS vs ENG: Watch - Aaron Finch and David Warner share a lighthearted moment during T20 World Cup 2024 match

Published - 06 Jun 2024, 03:12 PM | Updated - 06 Jun 2024, 03:14 PM

Aaron Finch and David Warner
Aaron Finch and David Warner (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Australia skipper Aaron Finch and veteran opening batter David Warner engaged in fun banter during the tenth match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024. Aaron Finch congratulated David Warner for becoming the leading run scorer for the Australian national cricket team in the T20I format.

Australia secured a comfortable 39-run victory over Oman at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Thursday, June 6. David Warner scored a half-century as Australia posted a total of 164 runs in 20 overs. In response, the Oman team managed to score 125 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs.

During the match, David Warner surpassed Aaron Finch's run tally to become Australia's leading run-scorer in T20Is. The left-handed batter scored 56 runs off 51 balls with six boundaries and one six. Warner has scored 3,155 runs in 104 T20I matches at an impressive average of 33.92 and a strike rate of 141.93.

Aaron Finch previously held the record with 3,120 runs in 103 T20I matches at an average of 34.29 and a strike rate of 142.53. The former opening batter smashed two centuries and 19 fifties. Notably, Finch guided the Australian cricket team to their maiden T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2021.

Watch - Aaron Finch And David Warner Share A Lighthearted Moment

Moments after surpassing Aaron Finch as Australia's leading run-scorer in T20I cricket, David Warner noticed Finch in the commentary box. Finch clapped for Warner's achievement in the commentary box. The Australian opening batter smiled and waved at Finch in response to the former skipper's applause.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) took to their official Instagram handle to share the lighthearted moment, writing, "David Warner finds Aaron Finch in the commentary box after breaking his T20I run-scoring record for Australia 😂 "

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Australia lost in-form opener Travis Head early in the powerplay after being asked to bat first. Mitchell Marsh and David Warner began to establish a second-wicket partnership, but Mehran Khan struck twice. Mehran dismissed Marsh and Glenn Maxwell on successive deliveries, leaving Australia struggling at 50/3.

Marcus Stoinis and David Warner formed a crucial 102-run partnership off just 64 deliveries for the fourth wicket. Stoinis remained unbeaten with 67 runs off 36 balls, with the help of two boundaries and six maximums. The Mitchell Marsh-led team scored 164 runs for the loss of five wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Was Trying To Soak Up The Conditions - Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis was awarded Player of the Match for his brilliant batting performance. He highlighted the importance of everyone getting time in the middle. The all-rounder stated that he focused on keeping it simple to adapt to the challenging pitch conditions.

"Nice start, we got the win and boys spent some time in the middle and everyone got to bowl. I was trying to soak up the conditions and keep it simple," Marcus Stoinis said.

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