Australian stars Steve Smith, David Warner booed during England warm-up match
May 28 2019
In response, England - despite fifties from James Vince (64) and Jos Buttler (52) - kept losing wickets at regular intervals to eventually fall short of the target by 12 runs.
It was the shamed pair's first appearance against the English since the end of one-year bans for their role in the sandpaper ball-tampering scandal in South Africa that plunged Australian cricket into crisis in 2018.
Warner contributed 43 at the top of the order and once he was dismissed in the 17th over.
Smith reached three figures from 95 balls which was greeted by a combination of cheers, applause and chants of "cheat" from sections of the 11,500-strong crowd. Smith scored 22 in the first match and followed that up with unbeaten scores of 89 and 91.
"There's been some good work for some of the bowlers", said Buttler.
"I'm pretty chilled", Smith told Sky Sports. Everyone's entitled to their opinion. "I was just trying to keep my head down, walk straight ahead and do my job", he said after the match.
England assistant coach Paul Collingwood (42) was forced to take the field briefly on Saturday in the team's pre-World Cup warm-up tie against Australia after seamers Mark Wood and Joffra Archer suffered injury scares.
Smith hits impressive century in their 12-run win against England at the Hampshire Bowl.
"Hopefully I can keep this form for the real stuff". Wood's history of ankle problems immediately raised concerns and he was sent to a nearby hospital for scans.
Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, two of England's strike bowlers who can bowl consistently at 90mphr, sustained injuries and had to leave the field within few moments of their practice game against Australia in Southampton.
Shaun Marsh (30) and Usman Khawaja (31) got out after getting starts and Marcus Stoinis was run out for 13.
He didn't score off the fourth ball of the 27th over but made amends off the last two, with a huge pulled six off the fifth delivery followed by an edged four past wicket-keeper Alex Carey.
The fact that he finished with 116 in 102 balls - with eight fours and three sixes - was a fair indication that the heckling had not derailed him but he confirmed as much in his first media appearance since returning to the worldwide fold.