Twitter Reactions: David Warner flays Pakistan with his maiden triple ton at the Adelaide Oval

Twitter Reactions: David Warner flays Pakistan with his maiden triple ton at the Adelaide Oval

Warner surpassed Don Bradman's 299* for the highest individual Test score at the venue.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was only a few months ago when David Warner was looking clueless in the overseas Ashes against England. Stuart Broad was getting his wicket for fun and the Australian left-handed batsman had absolutely no clue about the proceedings, racking up low scores at an alarming rate. But the New South Wales batsman isn’t someone to throw in the towel in tough times.

The southpaw has made a strong comeback in the Aussies’ two-match Test series against Pakistan. In the opening Test at The Gabba in Brisbane, he scored in excess of 150. During that knock, he got a reprieve courtesy off a no-ball from the 16-year-old Naseem Shah. The hosts won the game by an innings and five runs. Warner weaved his magic even at the Adelaide Oval.

Warner shines in Adelaide

In the Day-Night Test, there was no stopping Warner, who became the seventh Aussie batter to notch a triple century in Test cricket. He also piled on the highest individual Test score in Adelaide, surpassing the great Don Bradman’s 299* scored back in 1932. Warner had a task at hand after Shaheen Shah Afridi got rid of Joe Burns, who scored a gritty 97 at The Gabba.

To start with, he stitched together a stand of 361 runs for the second wicket along with Marnus Labuschagne, who turned up with back-to-back centuries. He stayed unbeaten on the first day and carried on with the good work in the second. Like the Brisbane Test, Warner again got a lifeline to a no-ball. When he was on 226, pacer Muhammad Musa found his outside edge.

Babar Azam took a sharp catch at gully, but to no avail. By the end of the first session on day two, Warner had passed the 250-run mark. In the post-Lunch session, Warner marched on and kept piling on agony for the Pakistan bowling unit, that kept on trying without much success.

In the first ball of the 120th over, he pulled Mohammad Abbas through wide mid on and got to his triple ton off 389 balls. After getting to the milestone, a jubilated Warner was pumped up and leaped in celebration. The crowd present at the venue stood up in admiration.

Here is how Twitterati heaped praises on David Warner for the masterful knock