After Gavaskar and Ponting, Warner becomes first player to score 2 centuries in a Test match for 3rd time

David Warner became the third player to score two centuries in a Test match for the third time.

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2015, 21:02 PM IST
After Gavaskar and Ponting, Warner becomes first player to score 2 centuries in a Test match for 3rd time

New Delhi: Aussie opener David Warner became only the third player in cricket's long and glorious history to score two centuries in a Test match for the third time in his career on Saturday.

With his explosive 116 off 113 deliveries in the second innings of the first Test against New Zealand, Warner joined the legends of the game Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting to achieve this rare feat.

The 29-year-old had played a crafty 163-run knock in the first innings to guide Australia to a massive first innings total of 556/4d.

The Australian vice-captain first scored two centuries in a same match in March 2014 against South Africa at Cape Town. His knocks of 135 and 145 helped Australia won the match by 245 runs.

Last December, the left-handed batsman scored 145 and 102 runs against India in the Adelaide Test, which was won by Australia.

In 43 Test matches, Warner has scored 3649 runs at an impressive average of 46.78 of an opener, with the help of 14 centuries and 19 fifties.

When rain and bad light stopped fourth day's play in Woolloongabba, New Zealand were still left with another 362 runs with 7 wickets in hand to win the match.

New Zealand are in Australia for a three-Test series, including the day-night Test at Adelaide wherein, pink balls will be used for the first time.