Australia vs Pakistan, 2019: 2nd Test, Day 1 – Yet another big knock by Warner, A record 2nd wicket stand and more stats
All the statistical highlights from Australia’s domination with the bat on the first day’s play of Adelaide Test.
Updated - Nov 30, 2019 12:59 am
Australia made a perfect start to the day-night Test match in Adelaide against Pakistan as they piled up 302/1 on the first day. Only 73 overs of play was possible due to the rain in the first session. However, there was enough time for last match’s centurions to add one more ton to their Test tally. David Warner stood unbeaten on 166 which he scored off 228 balls with 19 fours while Marnus Labuschagne scored 126*. The duo added an unbeaten 294-run stand for the 2nd wicket after losing Joe Burns at the score of 8.
All the statistical highlights from Australia’s domination with the bat on the first day’s play of Adelaide Test:
A record hundred for Warner:
41 – Number of centuries by David Warner for Australia in International cricket; the 2nd most by any player. Ricky Ponting has 70 International centuries for the Aussies excluding his hundred for the World XI in 2005. Warner went past Matthew Hayden’s tally of 40 tons with the hundred on Friday.
41 – All the 41 hundreds of Warner have come while opening the innings; the joint 3rd most International hundreds for an opener. Sachin Tendulkar (45) and Chris Gayle (42) lead the list while Sanath Jayasuriya also has 41 tons as an opener in Internationals. Warner went past Hayden’s 40 centuries in this list as well.
4 – David Warner now has four centuries from seven Test innings at home against Pakistan. Only Greg Chappell (5 tons) has more Test hundreds in Australia-Pakistan Test matches played on Australian soil.
A big partnership looming in:
294* – The unbeaten 294-run stand between David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne is now the highest 2nd wicket partnership by an Australian pair against Pakistan in Test cricket. The duo surpassed the 279-run partnership between Mark Waugh and Justin Langer in the 1997 Peshawar Test. Overall, only two 2nd wicket stands in Test cricket against Pakistan have been higher than the 294 by Warner and Labuschagne.
Yet another big ton for Warner:
5 – David Warner has five 150+ scores in Test cricket; all the five were scored on Australian soil. He is now the first Australian opener with five scores of 150+ at home. Overall, only Arthur Morris (6) recorded more 150+ scores in Test cricket as an Australian opener than Warner.
9 – Nine out of 11 International 150+ scores by David Warner came at home. Among the opening batsmen, only Virender Sehwag (9 in India) recorded as many as nine 150+ scores at home in International cricket.
2012 – The last Australian before Warner to score 150+ runs in consecutive Test innings was Michael Clarke in 2012. The former Australian skipper had successive 150+ Test scores in 2010 as well.
Warner @ 4000:
4018 – Runs David Warner has aggregated in Test cricket on Australian soil. He is only the 11th player to score over 4000 Test runs in Australia. At the end of day 1, Warner’s Test average at home reads 63.77. Among the 11 players with 4000 Test runs in Australia, only Sir Donald Bradman (98.22) averages more than Warner.