David Warner becomes second batter to score a double hundred in 100th Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia’s veteran opener David Warner created history by becoming the second batter after Joe Root to make a double century in his 100th Test. He achieved the milestone on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
But his joy of bringing up third double century of his career ended immediately after he retired hurt due to cramp.

Earlier, the left-handed batsman roared back to form as he ended his almost three-year century drought. In the process, the 36-year-old also became the eighth Australian to complete 8,000 Test runs.
With this, Warner has become the 10th player to smash a century in his 100th Test, with the other batters being: Colin Cowdrey (England), Javed Miandad (Pakistan), Gordon Greenidge (West Indies), Alec Stewart (England), Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Joe Root (England).

He is also the only second Australian to hit a century in his 100th Test after Ricky Ponting slammed twin tons (120 and 143*) against South Africa back in 2006, which was his 100th Test.
It was his first Test century since January 2020 as he proved the doubters wrong with an aggressive 144-ball knock, hitting eight fours.
He brought up his 25th century with a boundary, punching the air in celebration.
He had insisted before the match that “you’re never out of form”.
“They’re not the words that I use and they’re definitely not used in our change rooms,” he said. “It’s about (being) out of runs.”

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