With 45 centuries, Warner is also the opener with the most centuries. He has 25 longer-format centuries and 20 ODI centuries. Sachin Tendulkar, a legendary Indian cricketer, is tied for 45 centuries. He has scored 45 of his 100 centuries as an opener.
Veteran Australian opener David Warner scored a historic century in his 100th longer-format match on Tuesday at the storied Melbourne Cricket Ground, snapping a streak of almost three years of Test century droughts.
Warner was able to raise his bat in white clothing for the first time since 2020 during the second Test against South Africa, much to the delight of Australians and the millions of fans who adore him worldwide. Warner’s previous century came on January 3, 2020, when he struck 111* in a match against New Zealand.
He struggled for the next two years to maintain consistency after that. He finished 2021 with 307 runs across five Tests in eight innings at an average of 38.37, including two half-centuries and the highest score of 95.
His numbers in 2022 were even leaner. Warner had scored just 371 runs in 10 Tests, a poor average of 20.61 and two half-centuries, prior to this MCG Test.
Warner reached three figures in whites for the first time in nearly three years by pulling the first delivery of the over to the fine leg in the 45th over of Australia’s first innings bowled by the dangerous Kagiso Rabada. In fact, it was a special day for him to win his 100th match in the longer format and end his century drought.
Warner is the tenth player to score a century in his 100th Test, joining the following players: Javed Miandad is from Pakistan; Gordon Greenidge is from the West Indies; Alec Stewart is from England; Inzamam-ul-Haq is from Pakistan; Ricky Ponting is from Australia; Graeme Smith is from South Africa; Hashim Amla is from South Africa, and Joe Root is from England.
After Ricky Ponting’s twin tons (120 and 143*) against South Africa in 2006, which was his 100th Test, he is the only other second Australian to score a century in his 100th Test.
Additionally, among active players, Warner has the second-most international cricket centuries. Warner is second on this list with 45 tons, and the star Indian batter Virat Kohli is first with 72 tons. With 44 centuries, England’s Root comes in third, followed by Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith with 41 centuries each.
Warner has additionally enlisted the most noteworthy measure of hundreds of years by an opener, with all out of 45 centuries.
He has 25 longer-format centuries and 20 ODI centuries. Sachin Tendulkar, a legendary Indian cricketer, is tied for 45 centuries. He has scored 45 of his 100 centuries as an opener. Chris Gayle, a legendary batter for the West Indies, has also scored all 42 of his international centuries as an opener.
When it comes to the match, Australia is leading South Africa by a small margin in their first innings.
Earlier, South Africa was bowled out for 189 runs when Australia batted first. Kyle Verreynne, a wicketkeeper-batsman, and Marco Jansen, a 59-run partnership, stabilized the Proteas’ innings when they were at 67/5.
With 5/27, Australian all-rounder Cameron Green was the best bowler. His first five-wicket haul in Test play. Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, and Mitchell Starc each picked up a wicket. Starc took two wickets.
Australia vs South Africa boxing day test day 2: David Warner completed 5 thousand runs at home