David Warner joins the elite company
New Delhi : Australia’s vice captain and opener David Warner has scripted history on the Day 1 of the Sydney Test. The left handed opener joined the likes of Sir Donald Bradman after smashing a century before lunch against Pakistan.
The distinct feat is achieved by just four players before him. Warner slammed his 18th Test hundred and third at the Sydney Cricket Ground off 78 balls.
Warner became the second Aussie after Bradman to shatter 87 year record. Bradman was the last to do so with 105 in Leeds in 1930, with fellow Australians Victor Trumper hitting 103 in Manchester in 1902 and Charlie Macartney scoring 112 at Leeds in 1926.
Pakistan Majid Khan’s 108 against New Zealand in Karachi in 1976 was the first and last Asian player to do so.
The knock also eclipsed Warner's previous fastest century at the SCG off 82 balls in last year's Test against the West Indies.