Cricket: David Warner's baggy green cap returned as test farewell continues

Australian opener David Warner's impassioned appeal for the return of his missing baggy green cap for his final test has been successful with the rucksack containing the iconic headwear discovered at the team hotel in Sydney.

The rucksack went missing in transit from Melbourne to Warner's home city after the second test against Pakistan and the 37-year-old had to wear a replacement in the field on the opening day of the third test on Wednesday.

"I am very pleased and relieved that I have got my baggy back in my hands," Warner wrote on Instagram.

"Any cricketer knows how special their cap is and I'll cherish this for the rest of my life.

"I'm very grateful to all those involved in locating it ... it's a load off my shoulders going into the last couple of days."

Warner made 34 in Australia's first innings but should have another chance to bat at his home Sydney Cricket Ground over the next few days in his 112th and final test.

Australian internationals receive the baggy green cap, usually from a former player, on the morning of their test debut and wear it with pride even as it deteriorates over the length of their career.

The baggy green cap of Australian cricketing great Shane Warne sold for more than $1,007,500 at an auction in January 2020.

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was among those who joined Warner's appeal for the return of the rucksack.