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Dave Warner and Steve Smith clash in Sydney grade cricket match

Steve Smith and David Warner have faced off in the NSW premier grade competition in front of a 2,000-strong crowd in Sydney’s east.

It’s the first time the pair have gone head-to-head since they both copped 12 month bans from Cricket Australia over their role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier this year.

Warner opened for Randwick Petersham at Coogee Oval, striking two fours off the back foot early but he ended up getting bowled out for just 13 by Austin Waugh, the son of former Australian captain Steve.

Steve Smith just missed out on a half-century, being bowled out for 48.

Former Test teammate Shane Watson overshadowed both Smith and Warner though, with a 41-ball 63 for Sutherland.

Former Test quick and Randwick Petersham President Mike Whitney joined Clinton Maynard and Sam Stove, wrapping the crowd and David Warner, saying Australian test cricketers should be able to play grade matches.

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