David Warner on Thursday became the only player in World Cup history to score two 150 plus scores. He achieved this feat during his 166-run knock against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Warner’s first 150 plus score came in the 2015 World Cup against Afghanistan where the swashbuckling left-hander clobbered 178 runs in 133 balls.
The 32-year-old has been in the form of his life so far in the ongoing mega event in England and Wales. He has 447 runs to his name in six matches at an average of 89.40, including two tons.
The year 2019 has been a great session for the southpaw so far as this year’s IPL season also he led his bat do the talking and ended his campaign as the orange cap (awarded to the leading run scorer of the tournament) holder. Warner scored 692 runs in 12 IPL matches.
On Thursday, it was Warner’s carnage of 166 which powered Australia to 381/5, before Bangladesh replied with 333/8 in the highest scoring World Cup match of all time. Warner 147-ball innings consisted of 14 fours and 5 sixes.
With 16 ODI hundreds, Warner has now drawn level with former wicket-keeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist for third spot for the Australian with most number of ODI centuries. Meanwhile, the former also became the first player with two 150 plus scores in the history of the World Cup.
In addition, David Warner became the first cricketer to smash 150 against 6 different opponents in ODI cricket history.
Australia, with 10 points from six games (losing one match to India), are all but sure of a place in the semi-finals. Their next game is against England on June 25 at the iconic Lord’s.