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Warner’s record-breaking triple ton surpasses Bradman

The Aussie opener’s knock comprised of 39 shots to cross the ropes and a single hit into the stand.

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Warner's record-breaking triple ton surpasses Bradman
David Warner slams triple hundred. Photo: Getty Images

Australian opener David Warner, on Saturday, smashes his maiden triple hundred in Test cricket at the Adelaide Oval during the ongoing second Test against Pakistan.

It has become the first triple ton by an Australian batsman since January 2012 when former captain Michael Clarke hit 329* against India.

Meanwhile, his triple ton is the first by a left-hander after Kumar Sangakkara’s 319 against Bangladesh in February 2014.

The Aussie opener’s knock comprised of 39 shots to cross the ropes and a single hit into the stand.

Warner spent 389 deliveries to slam the triple century. He is thus the seventh Australian cricketer to score a triple hundred in a Test innings.

On the way he breached the 300-run mark, David Warner also eclipsed all-time great Sir Don Bradman for an incredible feat by becoming the highest Test scorer at the Adelaide Oval in a single innings. Bradman scored an unbeaten 299 at this particular venue against South Africa in 1932.

The 33-year old is the second Australian batsman to score a triple century against Pakistan in Test cricket.

The other Aussie batsmen who scored triple centuries in Test cricket are – Sir Don Bradman (twice), Bob Simpson, Bob Cowper, Mark Taylor, Mathew Hayden and Michael Clarke.

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