Warner joint-third fastest to 4000 ODI runs

Warner joint-third fastest to 4000 ODI runs

Australia opener David Warner has become the joint-third fastest to complete 4000 runs in ODI cricket. He has also broken a 27-year-old Australian record.

Warner scored unbeaten 40 runs off 44 balls with 2 fours and in the washed out ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group A game against Bangladesh at The Oval. He required 36 before the start of the match.

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The left-hander needed only 93 innings to complete 4000 runs landmark. He is now the fastest Australian batsman to reach 4000 ODI runs breaking Dean Jones’ 102 innings. Jones had set this record 27 years ago.

Overall, Warner is the equal-third quickest to 4000 ODI runs. Hashim Amla holds the record with 81 innings while former West Indian batsman Sir Viv Richards took 88 innings. Virat Kohli also took the same number of innings to reach 4000 club.

30 years old Warner has now 4004 runs for Australia in 95 matches (93 innings) at a decent 44.98 average including 13 hundreds and 16 fifties

Fastest to 4000 runs in ODI cricket:

81 innings – Hashim Amla (South Africa)

88 innings – Sir Viv Richards (West Indies)

93 innings – David Warner (Australia)

93 innings – Virat Kohli (India)

96 innings – Gordon Greenidge (West Indies)

96 innings – Kane Williamson (New Zealabd)

100 innings – Brian Lara (West Indies)

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com