In the ongoing game between South Africa and Australia, star opener David Warner ended his century slump as the southpaw struck his 20th ODI hundred.
David Warner opened the innings with Travis Head, and the duo went all guns blazing from the first ball. Warner scored 106 (93), which included 12 fours and three sixes. With the knock, Warner broke several records.
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It was David’s 46th century across formats, and he went past Sachin Tendulkar to be the sole holder of most hundreds as an opener in international cricket. Here is the list of hundreds in cricket as an opener.
David Warner (AUS) – 46
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) – 45
Chris Gayle (WI) – 42
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) – 41
Matthew Hayden (AUS) – 40
Further, with this century, Warner completed 6000 runs as an opener in ODIs. He became the second Aussie after Adam Gilchrist to achieve this feat. He also levelled Joe Root’s century tally to go joint-second on the list for most international hundreds among active players. Here is the complete list.
Virat Kohli – 76
Joe Root – 46
David Warner – 46*
Steve Smith – 44
Rohit Sharma – 44