Smith, Warner return to action in World Cup warm-up match

A one-day warm-up match between Australia and New Zealand XI at Brisbane today marked a return of Steve Smith and David Warner to international cricket after their ball-tampering bans. 

A small crowd warmly welcomed Smith and Warner during the game. Smith celebrated his return with a superb one-handed diving catch at short mid-on to remove Tom Latham.

Smith and Warner have been picked for the first time since serving year-long bans for their part in the Sandpaper-gate, ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town that rocked Australian cricket.

The Hindu

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