In a marathon unbeaten knock of 335, David Warner eclipsed several records as Australia turned the screws on Pakistan in the second Test between the two sides in Adelaide.
Warner’s 418-ball innings included 39 boundaries and one six with the left-hander sharing a mammoth second-wicket stand along with Marnus Labuschagne.
Here, we look at the incredible numbers behind Warner and Australia’s supreme batting show at the Adelaide Oval.
7 – Warner is now the seventh Australian batsman to register a triple century in Tests and the first since Michael Clarke’s unbeaten 329 against India in Sydney in 2012. Sir Don Bradman (twice), Matthew Hayden, Mark Taylor, Bob Cowper and Bob Simpson are the other Australian batsmen to attain the special feat.
2 – The left-hander is now the second batsman to bring up a triple ton in day-night Tests. The first batsman to do so was also on the field on Saturday with Azhar Ali previously scoring an unbeaten 302 against West Indies in Dubai in 2016.
1 – Warner’s 335 is the first triple century to be registered at the iconic Adelaide Oval. It bettered the previous best by Sir Don Bradman who scored an unbeaten 299 at the ground in 1932.
361 – The second-wicket partnership between Warner and Labuschagne. It is the first triple-century stand in day-night Tests with the previous best being the 248 runs added by England’s Alastair Cook and Joe Root against West Indies in Edgbaston (2017). It is also the second-highest Australian partnership for the second wicket overall in Tests. The biggest second-wicket stand for Australia is 451 between Bradman and Bill Ponsford against England in 1934.
2 – Warner’s knock is now the second-highest Test score by an Australian after Matthew Hayden’s 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003. When he took a single to get himself to 335, Warner went past Bradman and Taylor who had both registered 334 as their highest Test scores.
31 – The number of Test triple tons in total after Warner became the latest to enter the club. Overall, 27 different batsmen have breached the mark with Bradman, Virender Sehwag, Brian Lara and Chris Gayle being the only ones to do it twice.
80.14 – Warner’s strike-rate during the innings. Remarkably, it is still not the fastest among triple-centurions with Hayden’s 380 coming at a rate of 86.95. Also, both of Sehwag’s triple tons for India came at quicker rates with Warner’s innings being only the fourth-fastest in the category.
489 – Warner’s batting average in the ongoing series. He scored a 154 in the first Test in Brisbane before his record-breaking feat in Adelaide. It is a substantial improvement on his previous Test series in the Ashes where he averaged a measly 9.50 with 95 runs in 10 innings.
17 – The number of centuries on home soil now by Warner. He has 23 tons overall in his Test career and only six of them have come overseas.
10 – Warner’s 335 not out is the tenth highest individual score in Test cricket. The highest remains the unbeaten 400 by Lara against England in 2004.
4 – The number of openers in Test history who have registered more tons than Warner. Only Sunil Gavaskar (33), Alastair Cook (31), Matthew Hayden (30) and Graeme Smith (27) have now scored more Test centuries than Warner’s 23. During the course of his latest innings, the Australian went past India’s Virender Sehwag and England’s Geoffrey Boycott who have both registered 22 Test tons while batting as openers.
7 – The number of Test triple tons which have been registered in the ongoing decade which makes it the second most prolific period in history. Nine triple centuries were registered in the previous decade (2000-10) which remains the highest.
111- The number of runs in Warner’s knock which came against Yasir Shah. The Pakistan leg-spinner conceded a whopping 197 runs in total in just 32 overs with an economy-rate of 6.15. It is the most expensive spell by any Test bowler in history who has bowled more than 30 overs in an innings.
Stats taken from ESPNstatsguru
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