Australia’s dashing batsman David Warner, playing the 100th Test, scored a double century against South Africa on Tuesday, the second day of the ongoing Boxing-Day Test in Melbourne. This is his third double century. Warner retired Hart after scoring 200 runs. He got hurt as soon as he scored his double-century and went out of the field.
Australia scored 386 runs for three wickets till the end of the day’s play in the first innings. His total lead has reached 197 runs. Travis Head returned unbeaten on 48 and Alex Carey scored 9 runs at the stumps. While Cameron Green retired hurt on a personal score of 6 runs. For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortya took one wicket each.
South Africa’s first innings ended with 189 runs on the first day.
Century came after 1089 days
Before the double century, Warner scored a century after 1089 days. This is Warner’s 25th Test century. Warner scored his last century on 3 January 2020 against New Zealand at the Sydney ground.
Became the 8th Australian batsman to complete 8,000 runs
David Warner has completed 8,000 runs in his 100th Test. With this, he has become the 8th batsman to score the most runs for Australia. Before him, only 7 Australian batsmen have achieved this position in Test cricket.
Warner scored 5 thousand runs at home
Warner completed his 5,000 runs in Australia during an amazing inning in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa. He has become the 5th Australian batsman after Ponting, Border, and Waugh brothers to do so.
Third cricketer to play his 100th Test in Melbourne
Earlier, David Warner became the third cricketer after Lara and Ganguly to play his 100th Test as a Boxing Day Test. He is the 14th player to play 100 Tests for Australia.