David Warner smashes maiden triple-century of his career against struggling Pakistan, sets new record


David Warner of Australia on Saturday scored his career’s first triple-century in the second Test match at the Adelaide Oval cricket ground. The highest personal best at this ground was scored by Sir Don Bradman, who made 299 not out, 88 years ago. Warner’s previous personal best was 253 against New Zealand in 2015.

David Warner

This is the highest individual total by any batsman at the Adelaide Oval. Warner has now become the seventh Australian to score a triple-century. Pakistan’s Musa Khan had Warner caught for 226 on what turned out to be a no-ball.

Former Australian batting great Mike Hussey told Fox Sports, “Hopefully he can get to 300, and then does he push on [to get] Matthew Hayden’s [Australian] record of 380? Is Brian Lara’s world record in jeopardy?”

Australia declared their innings at 589-3 with Warner remaining unbeaten at 335. Marnus Labuschagne went on to score 162 before being bowled out by Shaheen Afridi.

Earlier, Steve Smith became the fastest man to score 7,000 Test runs, shattering the previous record by England’s Wally Hammond’s made in 1946. Smith also went past Sir  Donald Bradman to become Australia’s 11th highest scorer.

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