David Warner becomes the 5th player in Test Cricket to score twin centuries twice in a year

Sidharth Gulati / 12 December 2014

Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner is in the form of his life. On the fourth day of the first Test, Warner, after notching up his 11th Test century, became the 5th player in the history of Test Cricket to score twin centuries twice in a year. 

In the first innings of the match, Warner scored 145 off 163 balls and in the second innings too, he continued his aggressive display to get to his second century of the match. This was the second time Warner scored twin centuries in 2014. His first twin centuries came against South Africa at Cape Town. He scored 135 runs in the first innings and 145 in the second innings. 

The other players to achieve this feat are Clyde Walcott, Sunil Gavaskar, Aravinda de Silva and Ricky Ponting. 

Warner is also the 4th highest run-getter in Tests in 2014. Till now he has played 7 matches in 2014 and has scored 6 centuries; 3 against South Africa, 2 against India and one against Pakistan. 

Stats: Players to score twin centuries twice in Tests in a year

Player

Year

Clyde Walcott (WI)

1955

Sunil Gavaskar (Ind)

1978

Aravinda de Silva (SL)

1997

Ricky Ponting (Aus)

2006

David Warner (Aus)

2014

 

*Stats Updated till December 12th, 2014

 

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