David Warner’s Double Century in 2nd Test Against SA Creates Multiple Records

David Warner's Double Century in 2nd Test Against SA
David Warner(Image: CA)

Highlights

  • David Warner scored his 3rd Test double century during the 2nd Test vs South Africa.
  • Warner became the second player to score a century in both his 100th ODI as well as in his 100th Test.
  • David Warner becomes the first Australian to score a double hundred on 100th Test.
  • Warner equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 45 international centuries as an opening batter.

David Warner’s Double Century Creates Multiple Records

Australian opening batter David Warner reaches various milestones and creates history during his 100th Test match.

The Australia vs South Africa 2nd Test will be his 100th Test appearance. While every player tries to make their 100th game memorable, Warner struck an impressive double century in his 100th test appearance and etched his name in the record book.

During the South Africa tour of Australia, both teams are scheduled to play 3 tests and 3 ODIs between December 17 to January 17 next year. The posts Australia already won the first match and leads the series.

The second Test of the series started on December 26, after winning the toss Australia opted to bowl first. South Africa struggled to score runs in their first inning as Aussies bowlers restrict them from making a partnership.

Somehow, Verreynne and Marco Jansen made a 112 runs stand but young all-rounder Cameron Green flips South Africa’s inning by bagging his maiden 5-wicket haul. Notably, Cameron Green becomes the second most expensive player of the recently concluded IPL 2023 Auction.

Though Australia lost a couple of wickets much soon than they expected, it was Warner and Smith who once again proved their worth to be in red-ball cricket by building 239 runs partnership.

Notably, Warner and Smith were the two main culprits of the infamous ball-tampering scandal in 2018. Since their return, both players played some decent knocks for their national team.

Warner scored his double century with a boundary during the 77th over of the inning by Lungi Ngidi. Post the double century, Warner retired hurt after having a cramp. Cameron Green too retired hurt after scoring 6 runs. at the end of day 1 Australia scored 386 runs for 3 wickets loss.

Following are some of the records created during David’s Warner Double Century against South Africa:

  • Warner hits his 25th international century during the match and equals legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most international centuries as an opener.
  • Surprisingly, Warner scored a century in his 100th ODI as well as scored a hundred in his 100th Test match.
  • David Warner becomes 2nd player and first Australian to have scored a double hundred in 100th Test match.
  • David Warner becomes the first Australian to score a double hundred on 100th Test.
  • David Warner becomes the only 2nd player in the history of cricket to have scored hundreds on their 100th ODI match & 100th Test match after Gordon Greenidge.
  • David Warner becomes only the second batter to score a double hundred in their 100th test match after Joe Root.
  • David Warner became the eighth Australian to pass 8000 Test runs during the course of his innings.
  • This will be his third double century.

Most double hundreds among active players in Tests:

  • Virat Kohli – 7 (104 matches)
  • Joe Root – 5 (127 matches)
  • Kane Williamson – 4 (89 matches)
  • Steve Smith – 4 (91 matches)
  • M Rahim – 3 (84 matches)
  • C Pujara – 3 (98 matches)
  • David Warner – 3* (100 matches)

Active players to have 25 or 25+ hundred in Test cricket:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Steve Smith
  • Joe Root
  • David Warner