David Warner arriving at Sydney Cricket Ground via helicopter

David Warner arrives at SCG via helicopter for Big Bash match

David Warner arriving at Sydney Cricket Ground via helicopterDavid Warner will make three appearances for Sydney Thunder this seasonBig Bash LeagueSydney Sixers 151-7 (Philippe 47, Silk 35; McAndrew 2-17)Sydney Thunder 132 all out (Warner 37, Hales 28; O’Keefe 3-13)Sixers won by 19 runsScorecard

David Warner flew by helicopter and landed in the middle of the Sydney Cricket Ground as he dashed from his brother’s wedding to play in the Big Bash for the Sydney Thunder.

The 37-year-old, who retired from Test cricket at the same ground last week, flew 45 minutes from the Hunter Valley to face city rivals the Sixers.

Warner scored 37 with two sixes but the Thunder fell to a 19-run defeat.

“I’ve done my utmost best to get down here,” Warner said.

Speaking before the game, he told Australia’s Channel 7: “I might look like a bit of a goose if I don’t get any runs but it’s my contribution to not just the BBL but Australian cricket.”

The Sixers were put into bat first in front of the sell-out crowd and Steve Smith, who has replaced Warner as Australia’s opening batter, was bowled for a golden duck.

They eventually posted 151 runs, with the Thunder then bowled out for 132.

Read More:   Six Nations 2024: Scotland make U-turn on Principality Stadium roof