Sunday, 8 December 2019

Warner hits maiden triple century, breaks Bradman’s record

(Image: Cricket.com.au)

OVAL: David Warner of Australia brought up his maiden triple century in Test cricket on Saturday against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Warner became the seventh Australian batsman to score a triple ton in Test cricket history. The Australian opener reached the mark in 389 deliveries with a boundary off Mohammad Abbas delivery in the 120th over.

He is the fourth Australian opener to reach the magical figures in Test cricket, also the second Australian to score a century. Warner surpassed Mark Taylor and Don Bradman’s score of 334 to register the second-highest score in a Test innings for Australia.

He also surpassed Bradman’s record of highest score at Adelaide Oval. The Aussie legend scored an unbeaten 299 against South Africa on January 29, 1932, at the same venue.

The 33-year-old has become the fourth batsman to score a triple ton against Pakistan. The previous triple ton was scored by Sehwag (309) on March 28, 2004. Garfield Sobers (365*) and Mark Taylor (334*) are the other two batsmen to score a triple century against Pakistan.

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