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David Warner joins cricket greats with century in 100th Test
David Warner
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David Warner joins cricket greats with century in 100th Test

| @indiablooms | 27 Dec 2022, 02:45 pm

Karachi/UNI: In spite of a three-year drought without a century in Test cricket, David Warner proved his critics wrong with an innings to remember, reaching three figures in his 100th Test match.

Warner brought up the three figures in just 144 balls, pulling a Kagiso Rabada delivery down to fine leg for a boundary, and receiving a rapturous Melbourne applause.

The opener became the 10th player to make a century in their 100th Test match, joining Ricky Ponting as the second Australian to achieve the feat.

Former Australian cricket team skipper Pointing is still the only player to make a double century in the 100th Test appearance, ICC reported.

Warner passed the 8,000 run mark in test cricket, doing so at an average of over 46, also passing Mark Waugh as Australia's seventh-most prolific run-scorer in the format.

Just seven Australian batsmen are present with 25 plus test centuries than the 36-year-old left-hander, who joins Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq on the mark.

Beginning the day on 32 not out, Warner looked in good touch in the early moments against the acclaimed Proteas attack, accelerating with multiple boundaries.

A mix-up cost Marnus Labuschagne his wicket at the other end, though Warner continued alongside Steve Smith in Australia's assault either side of lunch, as the hosts moved into a strong position.

Building on a strong first day with the ball, Australia have now taken a first-innings lead, and look on the way to taking both the dozen World Test Championship points and an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

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