The first ODI between Australia and England on November 17, Thursday, turned out to be an eventful one as batters from both countries stood up for their times. While Dawid Malan helped England put on a total of 287 with his stupendous 134, the likes of David Warner, Travis Head and Steve Smith stood up for Australia and helped the team cross the line.
One of the events that stood out, happened during the 41st over of Australia’s chase. It was probably the best moment of the game as Jos Buttler, England’s white-ball captain had a banter with the Kangaroos’ fiery allrounder, Cameron Green.
Buttler was caught saying about the Indian T20 League mini-auction to Green, in turn taking a dig at him saying that the allrounder would bag a huge bid. “Big auction coming up,” Buttler was caught saying in the stump mics and the video of the same went viral post the conclusion of the match.
For the unversed, the mini-auction for the next edition of the Indian T20 League will take place in Kochi on December 23 and the likes of Green, Sam Curran, Rilee Rossouw and Ben Stokes are expected to bag the highest bid in the auction.
Watch the video featuring Jos Buttler here:
Cheeky from Jos Buttler!
Indeed a big auction is coming up for Cameron Green. pic.twitter.com/VRzAJEEHD7
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 17, 2022
Steve Smith and David Warner regain glory
To add more to Australia’s chase, the openers Warner and Head put on a 147-run partnership for the first wicket and it was the former, who top-scored for the Kangaroos with his fighting 86. While Head scored 69, Smith, who came in at Number 3, scored an unbeaten 80 and helped Pat Cummins’ men cross the line with 6 wickets to spare.
The two teams will clash in the next ODI on Saturday at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground and it remains to see if England would come up with a fight and level the series. On the other hand, Cummins and men, who crushed England in Thursday’s clash, would hope to carry on with the momentum and seal the series, making a statement ahead of the 50-over World Cup to be played in India in 2023.