Former Australian vice-captain David Warner made 36 for City Cyclones in his first appearance on Australian soil since his suspension for ball-tampering.

Warner was representing Cyclones against Northern Tide in Darwin in the 50-over Northern Territory Strike League.

It was the opener’s first match back in Australia since his role in the scandal against South Africa which shook cricket.

Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft were all found guilty of planning to alter the condition the ball and ball-tampering in what was a heated Test series against South Africa.

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The opening batsman hit five fours and one six in his 32-ball knock of 36, which helped the Cyclones to a comfortable victory.

Bancroft has also been competing in the independent league for the Desert Blaze, with Warner, Smith and Bancroft all currently serving suspensions in international and Australian domestic cricket.

Smith and Warner were suspended for 12 months, while Bancroft was given a nine month suspension back in March.