David Warner: Australia opener scores 335 against Pakistan
As Australia continued to control Pakistan on day two of the second Test at Adelaide opener David Warner scored his maiden Test triple century.
Warner, whose previous top score was 253, struck an unbeaten 335 out of 418 chunks – the second-highest Test score by an Australian and 10th.
Before Australia declared their first innings on 589-3, he handed Sir Donald Bradman and Mark Taylor’s mark of 334.
Pakistan were reduced in the end to 96-6, trailing by 493 runs.
On 226 from the bowling of Musa Khan, warner, who was captured off a no-ball, hit 39 fours and a six. He scored 154 last week,
Former opening batsman Matthew Hayden has the highest Test score by an Australian with his 380 not out against Zimbabwe in 2003.
West Indies Brian Lara is the world record holder together along with his unbeaten 400 against England.
It caps a remarkable turnaround for the prior vice-captain who’d scored just 95 runs in 10 innings at the Ashes series of the summer.
Australia declared day among the day-night Evaluation on 302-1, with Warner and Marnus Labuschagne in the crease.
They placed a second 67 runs until Labuschagne was bowled by Shaheen Afridi for 162, ending a partnership that had set on 361 conducts – the second-highest of time by Australian batsmen, behind only Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman’s 451-run stand against England at The Oval in 1934.
Steve Smith made 36 to be the batsman to achieve 7,000 runs, beating on .
He took a single off Muhammad Musa to attain 7,000 runs on his 126th innings, requiring ownership of a mark held for 73 years by England good Wally Hammond who reached the milestone in his innings.
Matthew Wade was 38 not out with Warner if Tim Paine announced.
Seamer Mitchell Starc did the damage in the reply of Pakistan, together using Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins picking up a wicket apiece carrying 4-22.