David Warner has hit a ton in his 100th ODI match at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru against India. He became the first Australian to score hundred in his hundredth game.
Big bats have been shortened, but not Warner’s superb form. The southpaw opener scored his 14th ODI ton in the fourth ODI. It was his second ODI hundred against India and first international century in India.
Warner hammered 124 runs off 119 deliveries with 12 fours and four sixes. He was involved in a 231-run opening stand with Aaron Finch. He became he eighth batsman in the ODI history to score century in 100th game. Last time it happened was 11 years ago, by West Indies’ Ramnaresh Sarwan against India.
Warner’s 124 is the third-highest score by a batsman in his 100th ODI. For Australia, the previous highest score on 100th game was 81 by Geoff Marsh against West Indies in 1991.
Hundreds in their 100th match:
Gordon Greenidge 102* vs Pakistan, Sharjah, 1988
Chris Cairns 115 vs India, Christchurch 1999
Mohammad Yousuf 129 vs Sri Lanka, Sharjah, 2002
Kumar Sangakkara 101 vs Australia, Colombo (RPS), 2004
Chris Gayle 132* vs England, Lord’s, 2004
Marcus Trescothick 100* vs Bangladesh, The Oval, 2005
Ramnaresh Sarwan 115* vs India, Basseterre 2006
David Warner 124 vs India, Bengaluru 2017
Warner has now 4217 runs in 98 innings which is the second-most after 100 ODIs. The record belongs to South Africa’s Hashim Amla, who had registered 4808 runs in his first 100 games.
Most runs after 100 ODIs:
Hashim Amla 4808 runs in 97 innings
David Warner 4217 runs in 98 innings
Gordon Greenidge 4177 runs in 99 innings
Viv Richards 4146 runs in 91 innings
Virat Kohli 4107 runs in 97 innings
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com