David Warner on Saturday hit his maiden triple century in tests, reaching the 300-run mark in just 389 balls. He reached the feat after smashing a four off Mohammad Abbas on the first ball of his over in the second test at Adelaide.
Meanwhile, Warner becomes the 7th Australian to score a triple century in tests. It is, in fact, the first triple century scored by an Australian player since Michael Clarke’s triple century 329-run innings against India.
Overall, it’s the fourth-fastest triple-century scored in the history of the game. Virender Sehwag holds the record for the fastest triple century, reaching the feat in 278 balls while Mathew Hayden is at second, reaching the 300-run mark in 362 balls.
Warner 335-run knock is the highest individual score at Adelaide. The previous best was Don Bradman’s 299.
The last time when a batsman has scored a triple century in tests was back in 2016 when Karun Nair smashed 303 runs against England in what was the fifth test of the series.
Here’s a look at all the records made by David Warner with his maiden triple century:
- First triple century in tests.
- First batsman to score a triple century in Adelaide.
- Overall, 4th batsman to have scored a triple century in Australia.
- Becomes the fourth batsman to score a triple century against Pakistan
- Becomes the seventh Australian player to score a triple century in tests.