As the 24th match of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup begins, the Australian players were spotted wearing black armbands during the match against Netherlands at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday.
The players wore the black armbands to pay homage to former Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed and his family who lost his four-month-old baby boy. The former wrist spinner welcomed their second child in June this year, however, the newborn was facing several health issues. Unfortunately, the baby succumbed to his illness while undergoing treatment at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Earlier today, Australia won the toss and opted to bat first, however, they lost their opener Mitchell Marsh (9 off 15) in just the fourth over of the innings while David Warner scored yet another century for the team. He was dismissed by Logan van Beek after scoring 104 runs.
Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell also scored a century for the team, however, got dismissed by Logan van Beek at 106 runs and Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne each scored a half-century before being removed by Aryan Dutt and Bas de Leede.
During the first innings, Australia set a target of 399 for Netherlands to chase.