Aussie opening batsman David Warner celebrated his birthday in style on Sunday as he joined Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson as the only Australian cricketers who have scored centuries all three formats of the game.
Warner roared back to form and showed why he is such a dangerous player in white-ball cricket. His performance also highlighted Australia’s preparation for the forthcoming T20 World Cup to be played in their home conditions. For the uninitiated, riding on Warner’s ton, Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 134 runs in the first T20 match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
Warner scored an unbeaten 56 ball 100 and got to his hundred in the last ball of the innings. The innings saw him score eight fours and three sixes. Notably, Warner was coming back from a forgettable tour of England which saw Australia retain the Ashes series with a 2-2 draw in the five-match Test Series. Warner’s 61 in the third Test was his highest in the series and the only time he surpassed 11 runs. The series also saw him get out for three straight ducks.
The swashbuckling left-handed-opener added just 34 runs besides his 64 at Headingley, which is the lowest total ever from an opening batsman in a 10-innings series.