Warnered: David Warner smashes record books in Adelaide with historic triple-ton

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David Warner hit his maiden test triple-ton during the second test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. The swashbuckling left-hander was unbeaten on 335 before Tim Paine declared the innings. 

Image Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Warner registered the highest score in a Day-Night test surpassing Azhar Ali’s score of 301. The left-hander’s 335* is the highest ever score at the famous Adelaide Oval and the second-highest score by an Australian, only behind Matthew Hayden’s 380.

The opener shared a mammoth 361-run stand with Marnus Labuschagne before getting to his triple hundred which is now the fourth fastest in the history of the format.

Australia eventually declared the innings for 589-3 with Warner unbeaten on 335. He was allowed to surpass the historic scores of Don Bradman and Mark Taylor.

Shane Warne on commentary praised the southpaw for his batting display and claimed that it meant a lot for him. He said:

“You could see how much it meant to David Warner,” Warne was quoted as saying during commentary by Fox Sports. “The extra jump, the extra run. That meant a lot. Think of everything he’s been through, back to back 100s, he’s just made 300 – the highest ever score made on the Adelaide Oval.”

“His heart pounding, adrenaline pumping. It’s a special moment for his wife Candice, his family, his friends, everyone who has supported him through a tough time.

“People don’t realise how much heartache (there is) when you’re going through a tough trot and a bad time – on or off field. To come back and do something special like that, you can’t control your emotions like that,” he added.

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