David Warner registers his name in record books; equals Sachin Tendulkar's hundred record
Test cricket is in full swing, with almost all countries currently playing test matches. And one test is underway between Australia and South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. After winning the first game within two days, Australia has taken an upperhand in the second test as well.
At the stumps on Day 2, the hosts are at 386/3 with a first-inning lead of 197 runs, and they are looking to take a big first inning lead to put the Proteas totally out of the game.
However, the first inning for Australia was mainly dominated by the veteran opener David Warner, who smashed a brilliant double century, which came in his 100th test of his career. It was his third double century of his career, and he became only the 10th batter to score a century in the 100th test.
Meanwhile, he also became only the second batter after Joe Root (218 vs India) to score a double century in his 100th test of his career. This century came from the blade of Warner after a long wait of almost three years.
He made his century more special as he has also crossed the 8000-test runs in his career. Apart from this, the left-hander has also equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record of 45 international centuries as an opener. Warner has 25 Test and 20 ODI centuries in his career. Sachin also had 45 out of 100 centuries as an opener in his career.
Warner is also the second Australia after Ricky Ponting to score a century in 100th test. Ponting did it in 2006 against South Africa and he scored twin centuries in that game.
Ponting made 120 and 143 not out in that game. Meanwhile, Warner couldn't continue and got retired hurt at a score of 200. He took 254 balls in his inning and scored 16 fours and two sixes.