David Warner hits maiden triple hundred, surpasses Bradman to register highest individual score at Adelaide Oval
Adelaide (Australia) | Jagran Sports Desk: Austrailain hard-hitting opener David Warner on Saturday scored his maiden triple century in Test cricket and smashed several records, including Don Bradman's record of having the highest individual score at the Adelaide Oval.
Bradman had scored 299 runs at Adelaide in 1932 against South Africa. The next on the list is former Australian skipper Rickey Ponting who scored 242 against India in 2003. He is followed by Indian legend Rahul Dravid (233 runs) while former Australian skipper Michael Clark is next on the list with 230 runs.
Warner was also involved in a 361-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne. The partnership set a record for the second wicket in Adelaide and was the second highest all-time by Australian batsmen, behind only Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman's 451-run stand against England at The Oval in 1934. It was also the eighth highest second wicket partnership in all tests. Warner then put up a 121 run partnership with Steve Smith.
The 33-year-old scored the triple ton against Pakistan on day two of the ongoing day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval. His heroics in Adelaide followed his 154 in the first Test at Brisbane last week -- his first Test century since a year-long ban for ball-tampering.
It has been a big turnaround for the former Australian vice-captain, who managed to score just 95 runs in ten innings during the recent Ashes series in England.
In the match, his partner and former Australian skipper Steve Smith also broke a record and became the fastest batsman to score 7000 runs in the longest format of the game. He achieved the feat in just 126 innings.
(With agency inputs)
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