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AUS vs PAK D-N Test: David Warner registers highest individual score in pink-ball Test

The unbeaten 335 of David Warner has also become the second-highest individual score among his countrymen in red-ball cricket. 

SNS | New Delhi |


David Warner scored a mammoth 335 not out against Pakistan in the Day-Night Test at the Adelaide Oval to register the highest individual score in a pink-ball Test.

Warner has broken Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali’s record of 302 which he had scored against the West Indies in 2016 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Australian opener’s unbeaten knock of 335 has also become the second-highest individual score among his countrymen in red-ball cricket.

Mathew Hayden, with his 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003, is still the highest individual scorer, but Warner now sits ahead of Mark Taylor and Don Bradman.

While Taylor played an unbeaten knock of 334 against Pakistan in 1998, Bradman had scored the same amount of runs against England in 1930.

En route to his 335, Warner also surpassed Bradman’s record of the highest individual score of 299 at the Adelaide Oval. The legendary batsman had played the knock against South Africa in 1932.

With this innings, the 33-year-old also became the seventh cricketer from his country to reach the triple-figure mark in red-ball cricket.

Warner has also become the only Australian cricketer to join the elite list of openers who have two or more than two 250-above scores in Test cricket.

The list contains the name of Alaistair Cook, Chris Gayle, Sanath Jayasuriya and Graeme Smith. Virender Sehwag, with four 250+ scores, tops the list.

Warner also joins the Sehwag, Taylor and West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers to become the fourth player to score a triple-ton against Pakistan.

he also shared a record-breaking partnership of 361 runs with Marnus Labuschagne for the second wicket during his innings. It has now become the second-highest partnership in that wicket in the history of Test cricket.