David Warner scripts new records with a 200 vs SA in his 100th Test

AUS vs SA: David Warner ended a long wait of almost three years to touch the three-figure mark in red-ball cricket. The veteran Australia opener has played a special inning in his 100th test match of his career. Warner went on to score an incredible 200 in the first inning of the second test match against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. With his double hundred, Australia has already taken a big first inning lead of 197 till the end of the second day.

Australia ended the Day 2 at 386/3 with David Warner scoring 200 off 254 balls, including two sixes and 16 boundaries. He, along with Steve Smith, added 239 runs for the third wicket. Smith also made 85 runs with nine fours and one six. Notably, with his double century, Warner also broke multiple records in the longest format.

AUS vs SA: David Warner breaks multiple records with his 200 vs SA

Warner scored his last test century in 2019. And it took him almost three years to reach the 100-run mark in red-ball cricket. Warner became the 10th batter to score a century in the 100th test cricket in career. He is also the second Australian after Ricky Ponting to do. Ponting scored 120 and an unbeaten 143 against South Africa in his 100th test in 2006. Meanwhile, Warner also became only the second batter after former English skipper Joe Root to score a double hundred in his 100th test.

Root scored 218 runs in Chennai in February 2021 against India. Notably, the left-hander scored his 25th test century, which is his 45th international century of his career. With this, he also equals Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 45 international centuries as an opener. Out of 100, Sachin scored 45 centuries as an opener. Warner has scored 25 in tests and 20 centuries in ODIs.

Who was the first batter to score a century in 100th Test?

Former English batter Colin Cowdrey was the first player to score a century in his 100th game. He made 104 runs against England in 11 Jul 1968 in Birmingham.

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