New Delhi: Australian opening batsman David Warner completed his 1000 Test runs in 2014 on Friday. The southpaw achieved the milestone against India in Australia's second innings in the first Test in Adelaide on Friday.
David Warner became the first opener to reach 1000 runs in a calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The last Australian opener to reach the milestone had been Simon Katich (1111 runs) in 2009.
Warner became the fifth batsmen to complete 1000 runs in 2014 in Test matches. The other four are Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (1486 runs), Angelo Mathews (1201), Mahela Jayawardene (1003 runs) and Pakistan veteran Younis Khan (1213 runs).
Warner has been in sublime form and scored a well made 145 runs in the first innings of the Test match against India. In the second innings he has already scored a fifty as Australia look to count on him in order to set a big target for India and gain advantage.
Warner has scored his ninth fifty in last 11 Test innings to show his ominous form with the willow. His last 11 Test innings scores are 115, 70, 66, 135, 145, 133, 29, 19, 58, 145 & now 50 (not out).
Meanwhile, Warner who was present in the field when Phil Hughes was struck by Sean Abott's bouncer, applauded the latter's bowling figures of 6/14 in a domestic game on Friday. Warner clapped after seeing Abott's figures in the scoreboard.
Sean Abott plays for New South Wales and was playing against Queensland. The Aussie pacer is playing his first game since his tragic delivery that took the life of Phil Hughes.