David Warner creates special record during his 100th T20I game for Australia

David Warner made an amazing comeback to international cricket with a blistering knock during the first game of the 3-match series against West Indies in Hobart.

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Australian opener David Warner is playing his 100th T20I match for his national side. The veteran opener scored a half-century to mark the landmark game. 37-year-old Warner became the first player to score 50 plus score in each of his 100th game across formats. 

The opening batter scored 124 versus India during his 100th ODI game in Bengaluru way back in 2017. His 100th Test appearance came against South Africa in early 2023. On that occasion, Warner had scored an imperious double century. 

David Warner has returned to international cricket after his retirement in the Test and ODI format. It is expected that Warner will be part of the side for the 2024 T20I World Cup in a few months. 

Australia dictate early terms versus the West Indies 

Regular skipper Mitchell Marsh suffering from COVID-19 skipped the toss as David Warner came out. Rovman Powell won the toss and chose to bowl first on a Hobart Pitch which has seen teams batting first dominate. 

The decision to bowl first came back to haunt the West Indian skipper as the Australian openers raced to a quick start. Josh Inglis himself was suffering from COVID-19 during the ODI series last week. 

Australia’s openers went on the rampage and added 93 for the first wicket in just 8 overs. Inglis had scored a brutal century during the T20I series in India as he was out for 39 off 25 balls. Jason Holder accounted for the first wicket when he saw skipper Powell take the catch of Josh Inglis. 

Mitchell Marsh who looked unwell during his innings was out for 16 to give Alzarri Joseph his 1st wicket. Nicolas Pooran stuck out his right hand and took an amazing catch to dismiss the Australian skipper. 

West Indies had drawn the Test series 1-1 after their win in Brisbane by 8 runs. The following ODI series saw Steve Smith and his side win it easily by a 3-0 margin. The final game in Canberra saw the visitors get bowled for 86. This performance was criticized by many fans across the world. 

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