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David Warner knocks his first triple century in Test cricket, shatters Don Bradman's long standing record

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 November 2019, 14:41 IST

Australian opener David Warner on Saturday knocked his maiden triple hundred in the longest format of the game and in the process, shattered Don Bradman’s 87-year old record of having the highest individual score at the Adelaide Oval.

David Warner knocked the triple hundred against the men in green (Pakistan) on day two of the ongoing day-night Test in Australia’s Adelaide Oval.

Don Bradman had knocked 299 runs at Adelaide in 1932 against South Africa.

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The 33 year old has also become the fourth batsman to knock a triple century against Pakistan. The previous triple hundred against Pakistan was scored by India’s Virender Sehwag (308), Garfield Sobers (365*) and Mark Taylor (334*).

David Warner also went on to join the elite list of 250 plus score in Test cricket. Sanath Jaiasuriya, Graeme Smith, Chris Gayle and Alastair Cook have ranged over the 250 run mark twice. While Sehwag tops the list with four 250 plus scores.

The 33-year old also shared the second highest second wicket stand for Australia in Test cricket. He added 361 runs for the second wicket along with Marnus Labuscjagne.

During the match, Steve Smith also went on to become the fastest batsman to reach 7,000 mark in the longest format of the game.

While filing this report, the Aussies reached the score of 543 for 3 in the first innings against the visitors Pakistan.

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First published: 30 November 2019, 14:41 IST
 
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