David Warner reached the magical triple figures in 389 balls. © AFP
David Warner shattered a plethora of information with a triple hundred in opposition to Pakistan on the second day of the second Take a look at — a day-night match — in Adelaide on Saturday. The 33-year-old left-handed batsman grew to become the main run-scorer within the day-night Take a look at cricket, going previous Azhar Ali’s tally of 456 runs in opposition to the pink ball. David Warner additionally concluded calendar yr 2019 on a excessive as he surpassed Indian captain Virat Kohli to register the very best Take a look at rating in 2019. Virat Kohli had smashed an unbeaten knock of 254, together with 33 boundaries and two sixes, within the second Take a look at of the three-match collection in opposition to South Africa in Pune final month. David Warner reached the magical triple figures in 389 balls, together with 37 boundaries.
Warner bettered his personal Take a look at-best knock of 253 that he scored in 2015 in opposition to New Zealand in Perth.
Whereas scoring his maiden century within the day-night Take a look at cricket on Friday, Warner had reached 166 at stumps on Day 1. It’s the highest rating for any batsman in a day’s play in pink ball cricket. The earlier highest was 156 by Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali on a single day of the day-night Take a look at in opposition to the West Indies in Dubai in 2016.
Earlier than the Adelaide Take a look at, Warner had solely 199 runs at a median of 24.87 to his identify in day-night Take a look at cricket.
Main the two-Take a look at collection 1-Zero with a victory in Brisbane, Australia misplaced opener Joe Burns early within the fourth over however then rode on a 361-run stand between David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne for the second-wicket to take management.
The 361-run partnership between Warner and Labuschagne is the very best stand for any wicket in day-night Exams. The earlier finest was a 248-run stand between Alastair Prepare dinner and Joe Root in opposition to the West Indies in Birmingham in 2017.