Australian opener David Warner hit his maiden triple century in Test cricket on Day 2 of the pink-ball Test against Pakistan in Adelaide on Saturday. The left-hander reached the feat after hitting a marginally short delivery off Mohammad Abbas. He pulled it away wide of mid-off for a boundary to reach the 300 and became the 7th Australian to score a triple hundred. His 300 came off 389 balls which included 37 boundaries.
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) November 30, 2019
Earlier in the day, he reached his 200-run mark by hitting the ball towards short fine leg off Shaheen Afridi and punched the air in excitement as the crowd went ecstatic. His 200 runs came off 260 balls and he has survived being caught off Muhammad Musa which was declared a no-ball for overstepping. On the other hand, Marnus Labuschagne became the highest run-scorer in Tests in 2019.
Before being dismissed by Shaheen Afridi for 162, Labuschagne already scored 829 runs in 2019. David Warner and he had added a record 361 runs for the 2nd wicket, which is the second-highest partnership for any wicket at the Adelaide Oval as well. Australia have never lost a Day-night Test so far and the pace of Australia’s batting shows they will keep their winning momentum on.
Earlier, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lashed out on the Pakistan team after their poor show on the field in the ongoing Pink ball Test against Australia in Adelaide on Friday. He was left fuming on the Pakistan players on Day 1 as the hosts once again started dominating with the bat.
“Shaheen Shah was in lala land at fine leg. Yasir Shah and Shan Masood were probably yawning. That’s the problem with Pakistan cricket. They should be on the ball. Nobody was backing up and you as a fielder, it doesn’t matter how inexperienced you are, you set yourself, new batsman in, they just came out, I’ll probably start five-ten yards inside the boundary line not on the boundary,” Wasim Akram said.
However, the triple century of David Warner left everyone happy. After having a rather forgettable Ashes Series, this knock will be remembered by everyone.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
A leap for every 💯!
That's 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for David Warner.
— ABC Grandstand (@abcgrandstand) November 30, 2019
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 30, 2019
There it is, the first triple century in Test cricket history at Adelaide Oval 💯💯💯
— SACA News (@SACAnews) November 30, 2019
David Warner, who averaged 9.50 in the Ashes three months ago, now has the highest Test score by anyone in 2019. #AUSvPAK
— Brydon Coverdale (@brydoncoverdale) November 30, 2019
David Warner made his debut as T20 specialist now registered his maiden triple century in Test cricket…. What a journey!
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) November 30, 2019
David Warner's triple century:
– His first in Tests
– First by any batsman at Adelaide
– 4th by any batsman in Australia
– 4th by any batsman v Pakistan
– 7th Australia batsman #AusvPak
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 30, 2019
— James (@_spock) November 30, 2019
Abba Harmonium bajate hai
It's a 3️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ for #DavidWarner! He becomes the seventh Australian to hit a triple ton in Test cricket. #Australia, meanwhile, are inching towards 550 and have lost only three wickets so far. Follow all the updates from the #AUSvPAK pic.twitter.com/0QUihhlTAL
— Pawan Kumar pandey (@pawanpandey1996) November 30, 2019
You may be kept out for some reasons .
— Naidu – Bhushan (@Bhushansz) November 30, 2019
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 30, 2019
Are we seeing @davidwarner31 script history today? There is every chance of him to get 400 now. He is making up every which way for the lean patch. What batting!! Wow!
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) November 30, 2019
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) November 30, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 30, 2019
300. His maiden triple century and the highest test score ever at this venue. Second on the list? Bradman of course. Another incredible milestone from David Warner.. What a journey back. @7Cricket #AUSvPAK pic.twitter.com/869XRkXnFi
— Melanie McLaughlin (@Mel_Mclaughlin) November 30, 2019