Sports Desk – Australian star opener David Warner made a remarkable achievement of scoring a triple century (335 *) on Saturday, the second day of the second day-night Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide ground and also recorded his name in the record book.
The 33-year-old batsman has also become the highest run-scorer in the day-night test format. In this case, he has surpassed Azhar Ali’s highest score of 456 runs with a pink ball. With this, Warner has also left behind Indian captain Virat Kohli in terms of scoring the most runs in the year 2019.
Virat scored 254 runs in the second Test against South Africa last month in Pune, which included 33 boundaries. At the same time, Warner took 389 balls to complete the triple century, which included 37 boundaries. It is also the best innings of an Australian batsman’s career, having previously scored 253 against New Zealand in Perth in 2015.
This is also his first Test century with a pink ball in Warner’s career. Warner scored 166 runs at stumps on the first day of the match and returned unbeaten. On the second day of the match, he completed his 200 runs with the help of 23 fours in 260 balls and then completed his 300 runs with the help of 37 fours in 389 balls. In Australia’s first innings, he scored 335 runs in 418 balls with the help of 39 fours and a six and returned unbeaten from the field. After the achievement of his triple century, Australia declared their first innings in the match with 589 for three.
The record of scoring the most runs in a single day with the pink ball was named after Azhar of Pakistan who scored 156 against the Windies in 2016. Interestingly, prior to the Adelaide Test, Warner had a pink ball with 199 runs at an average of 24.87, while the score reached 534 on Saturday and became the top scorer of the day-night Test.
Warner shared a 361-run second-wicket partnership with Marnus Labuchange in the innings, which is also one of the biggest partnerships in day-night Test cricket. Earlier this record was recorded in the names of Alastair Cook and Joe Root who shared 248 runs in the year 2017 against the Windies in Birmingham.