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Kamran Akmal hails record-breaking David Warner on Twitter

The 335* that Warner scored on the second day has skyrocketed his average from 22.64 to 53.09.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

David Warner, Kookaburra ball and Australian pitches! There can’t be a better love story than this. After looking horribly out of depth against the Dukes in English against Stuart Broad, the Southpaw has found his touch on home turf. To say that Warner had a horrendous Ashes series will be a massive understatement.

The southpaw could manage a meagre 95 runs across the ten innings and such were his struggles that murmurs around his place in the Test side began to accentuate. However, the Aussie opener has once again displayed what a beast he is in the home conditions.

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After scoring a match-winning 154 in the opening Test at the Gabba, the champion left-handed proceed to shellac a plethora of records at the Adelaide Oval when he registered the tenth highest individual- and second-second-degree highest score by an Australian- in Test cricket when he smoked the hapless Pakistani attack to the tune of 335 not out.

Accolades are coming in from every corner of the world and former Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Aklam too took to Twitter to congratulate Warner and also Marnus Labuschagne- the leading run-scorer of the current calendar year- who racked his second Test ton on the first day.

Akmal wrote on his Twitter account, “Triple century is not an easy thing people achieve these kinds of milestones in years & he did it. Congratulations to @davidwarner31 for his brilliant batting. it was surely a master class & excellent innings by Marnus Labuschagne”

Triple-centurion David Warner puts Pakistan bowlers to the sword

Such has been the impact of the innings that Warner’s overall numbers bore a completely different look to what they did a few days. The 335* that Warner scored on the second day has skyrocketed his average from 22.64 to 53.09. Prior to this innings, the Australian had managed just 249 runs across eleven innings.

Warner also leapfrogged from Australian captains like Michael Clarke (329), Mark Taylor (334*) and Sir Donald Bradman (334) to become the second-highest individual run-scorer. And, it was looking like he would not only overtake Matthew Hayden’s record of the highest individual score (380 vs Zimbabwe) but also Brain Lara’s all-time World record of 400 before Tim Paine thought decided to declare the innings with the score reading 3-589. 

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