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Warner became the second Australian in Test history to become the 100th batsman in his 100th appearance in the second Test against South Africa at the MCG.
Australian opener David Warner thrashed a century in the 100th Test on Tuesday’s second day of Boxing Day against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Warner reached his mark with 144 balls against South Africa’s Kagiso Labada with his 4-pointer.
Warner, 36, became the 10th batsman in Test history and only the second Australian player to reach the hundreds in his 100th appearance. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is the only batsman to score his second century in the 100th Test.
Warner tested he found himself in his patch lean in cricket and his recent form is under scrutiny. His 25th Test ton and fifth against South Africa helped Warner end a 27-inning streak without breaking triple figures.
Warner, who made his Test debut in 2011, also surpassed 8000 runs while tapping.
His 25 Tests for Warner his tons put him fifth among all openers in Test cricket. Sunil Gavaskar (33), Alastair Cook (31), Matthew Haden (30) and Graham Smith (27) are the only hitters on this list to top Warner.
Warner (45) also has his second-most international centuries among active players, while Virat has his second-most behind Kohli (72). The dashing left-hander also scored heavily in Sachin Tendulkar, 45, as a cross-format opener.