David Warner Smashes Best Knock At Day/Night Test History
Australian opener David Warner is currently in an unstoppable form with the bat. On Saturday (30th November), during the day two of the day/night Test match against Pakistan at Adelaide, Warner set a new record – highest individual score in an innings of the day/night Test cricket history. Soon, he also became the second-highest individual run-scorer in a Test innings among the Australian batsmen.
Since his return to the international cricket after completion of his one-year suspension period, David Warner has mostly impressed with his bat. The Australian left-handed opening batsman finished the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as the second most run-scorer of that tournament. While he scored 647 runs in 10 matches of that tournament, the leading run-scorer of that tournament Rohit Sharma (India) managed to score only one more run (648 runs in nine innings).
However, David Warner hugely disappointed in the Ashes 2019. After playing 10 innings in that series, Warner managed to score just 95 runs (average 9.50), including his best score 61 runs. However, many experts have put strong faith in Warner as they believed that the experienced opener would return to the form very soon.
Well, David Warner hasn’t disappointed his fans in his home return. Since his home return, Warner has shown incredibly unstoppable form with the bat.
After the impressive batting performances in back-to-back two home T20I series, Warner played the 154 runs knock in the previous Test match against Pakistan at Brisbane.
David Warner crossed the 302 runs mark – the previous highest individual knock in a day/night Test history
In the ongoing pink-ball Adelaide Test, Warner smashed a triple-century. On day one of this Test, the hosts Australia won the toss and decided to bat first.
While the opener Joe Burns (4) was dismissed cheaply, another opener David Warner and the no.3 batsman Marnus Labuschagne handled that early situation very well and set the dominant tone for the side. They had a record partnership of 361 runs for the second wicket – highest partnership in the day/night Test history.
While Labuschagne was dismissed on 162 runs, Warner maintained his dominant batting for further and created a record. The left-handed opening batsman completed his maiden Test triple-century in 389 balls. It was the eighth Test triple hundred by an Australian batsman and Warner became the seventh Australian batsman to score a Test triple century.
Once he surpassed 302 runs, Warner became the highest individual run-scorer in a day/night Test innings. The previous record-holder was Pakistan cricketer Azhar Ali who scored 302* against West Indies at Dubai (DSC) in October 2016.
When David Warner was batting on 335 runs (418 balls), Australian captain Tim Paine declared their first innings on 589/3. Among the Australian batsmen, only Matthew Hayden once scored more runs than Warner’s latest knock. In October 2003, during the Perth Test against Zimbabwe, Hayden created history after scoring 380 runs, which was the highest individual score in a Test innings at that time (now in the second position in the same list).
During the latest knock of 335 not out, Warner hit 39 fours and the only sixer.
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