Cricket: David Warner's record-breaking day

David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching his hundred against Pakistan. Photo / Getty
David Warner of Australia celebrates after reaching his hundred against Pakistan. Photo / Getty

It was David Warner's day in Adelaide and he left both the Pakistan attack and cricket's record book in his wake.

Warner smashed 179 and set several new marks in the process.

The 284-run opening stand with Travis Head is the highest-ever opening partnership in Australian ODI history, surpassing Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh's effort against Scotland back in 2013.

The Warner-Head stand is also subsequently the highest partnership for any wicket in Australian ODI cricket - a record Warner previously held with Steve Smith. The pair narrowly missed the record for the highest opening partnership of all time, falling just two runs short of the score set by Sri Lankan pair Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga.

Head and Warner also broke the highest-ever partnership compiled against Pakistan.
Warner set a new mark for the largest individual ODI innings at the Adelaide Oval and helped Australia set a new record for highest innings total on the ground - 7/369.

Warner's 179 was his fifth total above 150 in ODI cricket and as a result he joins Sachin Tendulkar as the only man to scores as many totals above that mark. What makes it more impressive is the fact Warner has played just 93 ODI's, Tendulkar played 463.

The Australian vice-captain set his fastest-ever half-century in the fifth ODI, Warner reaching 50 in just 34 balls.

He followed that with his fastest-ever hundred. Warner's previous mark was from 92 balls against Afghanistan in the 2015 World Cup. He'd need 14 less balls to do it against Pakistan. The century equalled the record for the fastest ODI century at the Adelaide Oval.

Warner now shares the mark with former Australian captain Allan Border.

Warner's hundred is the fastest-ever against Pakistan, eclipsing Cameron White's innings from 2010. The innings was also just six runs shy of the highest ODI score by an Australian.

Finally, Warner has taken Virat Kohli's record for most runs in 15 consecutive one-day innings, scoring 1206 runs compared to the Indian's 1095.


- news.com.au

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