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David Warner and Steve Smith booed

Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith were both jeered on Saturday in their first match against England following a year-long ban for ball-tampering in what could be a sign of things to come during the World Cup and Ashes.

There were scattered boos when Warner walked out to bat in the warm-up match against England. And when the left-hander arrived at the crease, one fan shouted: “Get off, Warner, you cheat.”

There were more boos as Warner walked off and was replaced by Smith. There were a few chants of “cheat, cheat, cheat” as Smith walked in although a lone Australia fan shouted “Get ‘em Stevie!”


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