It has been a tough year for the Australian star batter David Warner with critics questioning his place in the side amid his waning form and the episode on his captaincy ban overturn. But Warner put on a spectacular show at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday, against South Africa in the second Test, to score a record double century in what is his 100th Test match for Australia and silenced all his critics and cricket experts in his style.
The Australian opener was seen celebrating the feat of a double hundred with his whole heart, but he ended up injuring himself during the celebrations. Warner who jumped did not land properly, thus reportedly pulling up a hamstring injury.
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A double century for David Warner!
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David Warner was earlier also seen in some discomfort as he called for an extra drink break before Steve Smith’s dismissal in the 75th over of the Australia innings. The physios also attended Warner as the two batters in the middle were seated on a chair during the game in the middle. The 36-year-old became only the second batter ever to score a double century in their 100th appearance after England’s Joe Root had pulled off that rare and magnificent feat against India last year.
South African on the backfoot in the 2nd Test
Talking about the match, On 26 December 2022, Australia took on South Africa in Melbourne for the second game of the ongoing three-match Test series. After winning the first game convincingly, the Aussies are looking to win this clash also to seal the series. Speaking of the match, Australia won the toss and asked the Proteas to bat first.
However, all batters of the visitors failed miserably again in this match as South Africa got bundled out for 189 runs. For them, Kyle Verreynne scored 52 runs off 99 balls, including three fours. Along with him, Marco Jansen scored 59 runs off 136 balls, including 10 fours. For the Aussies, Cameron Green took five wickets for 27 runs in 10.4 overs. Along with him, Mitchell Starc took two wickets while Scott Boland and Nathan Lyon took one wicket each.
On day two, Australia’s batters were seen batting in order to gain a lead over the Proteas. With the help of Warner’s double hundred and Steve Smith’s brilliant knock of 85 runs, the Kangaroos got the huge lead of 197 runs at the end of Day 2.