Australia’s David Warner welcomed a record-breaking Test triple-century against Pakistan in Adelaide on Saturday.
31st in 2,372
- Warner’s triple-century was the 31st in the longest format of the international game. Australia and Pakistan’s ongoing clash in Adelaide is the 2,372nd Test, which means – on average – a triple-ton is only scored every in 77th.
First in three years
- This triple-ton is the first since December 2016, when India’s Karun Nair struck 303 not out against England in Chennai. That triple-ton came in his first innings in Test-match cricket, but a mere 71 runs in six innings since hasn’t brought another.
Second only to Hayden
- Warner’s feat marked the second-highest Test score by an Australian. Former opening batsman Matthew Hayden scored 380 against Zimbabwe in Brisbane in 2003. Warner surpassed Australia’s previous second highest – former captain Mark Taylor’s 334 not out against Pakistan in Peshawar in 1998 – shortly before Australia’s declaration on Saturday. Warner also surpassed the 334 collected by Sir Don Bradman against England in Leeds in 1930.
- Warner’s 335 not out is the 10th-highest score in the history of Test cricket. The West Indies’ Brian Lara has the largest – 400 not out against England in St John’s in 2004. Warner was one run short of equalling the 336 not out amassed by England’s Wally Hammond against New Zealand in Auckland in 1933.
- South Africa’s only Test triple-centurion is recent retiree Hashim Amla. The veteran right-hander gathered 311 not out against England at The Oval in 2012. Amla spent almost 800 minutes at the crease and didn’t hit one six.
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