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Published on January 3rd, 2017 | by Guest Writer

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The Warner Show At SCG: Fifth Batsman to Score Hundred Before Lunch on First Day

 

David Warner now features in elite list of Trumper, Macartney, Bradman, Majid Khan to score a test hundred on first day of match before lunch.

5 Batsmen have now scored test hundred before lunch on first day of a test match. Warner with his quick fire ton became the latest entry in this milestone. Victor Trumper, Charles Macartney, Don Bradman and Majid Khan are the other entries in this list. The record booked today was after nearly 40 years when Majid Khan of Pakistan did it against New Zealand in 1976 in Karachi. The first three occasions are before World War II.

Batsman Runs Against Year
Victor Trumper (AUS)  103* England 1902
Charles Macartney (AUS) 112* England 1926
 Don Bradman (AUS) 105* England 1930
Majid Khan (PAK) 108* New Zealand 1976
David Warner (AUS) 100* Pakistan 2017

1 Batsman to score hundred or more runs in first session of test match on any day in Australia. The previous best was 98 by Clive Lloyd at WACA in first session of third day in second test of The Frank Worrell Trophy in 1975-76.

4 th quickest test hundred for Australia. Warner featured three times in top five in fastest test hundred for Australia. Also this is the quickest test hundred at the SCG.

Fastest Test Hundred for Australia

Batsman Balls Against Year
Adam Gilchrist 57 England 2006
Jack Gregory 67 South Africa 1921
David Warner 69 India 2012
David Warner 78 Pakistan 2017
David Warner 82 West Indies 2016

 

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