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Australia vs England: David Warner hits brilliant hundred, becomes fastest Australian to 6000 ODI runs

Australia vs England: David Warner scored his hundred off 97 balls and also became the fastest Aussie batter to reach 6000 runs in ODIs, surpassing Matthew Hayden.

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Warner hits brilliant hundred, becomes fastest Australian to 6000 ODI runs. Courtesy: AP
Warner hits brilliant hundred, becomes fastest Australian to 6000 ODI runs. Courtesy: AP

In Short

  • David Warner got to his hundred off 97 balls
  • David Warner scored his 6000th ODI run off 139 innings
  • Warner put on 269 runs for the 1st wicket with Travis Head

By Sabyasachi Chowdhury: David Warner, on Tuesday, November 22, became the fastest Australian to score 6000 runs in ODIs. The right-hander accomplished the feat during Australia’s third and final ODI against Jos Buttler’s England at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Warner got to the feat in 139 runs and went past the hulk-like Matthew Hayden, who scored his 6000th run in his 154th innings back in March 2008 against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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Warner is also the joint third-fastest to 6000 ODI runs, along with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. Former South African batter Hashim Amla remains the fastest to the milestone in his 123rd ODI innings. India’s Virat Kohli is second in the list, having reached the feat in his 136th innings.

The left-handed Warner also scored his 19th hundred and went past Mark Waugh’s tally of 18 hundreds in the 50-over format. He, thereby, became the second-most century maker for Australia in ODIs. Ricky Ponting tops the list with 29 centuries.

Warner got to his century and also the 6000-run mark with a four through the off-side off right-arm fast bowler Olly Stone. He racked up a hundred off 97 balls.

Warner, in the end, got out to Stone after scoring 106 runs off 102 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes. He was also involved in a 269-run stand with Travis Head for the opening wicket off 38.1 overs.

Warner and Head put on the second-highest ODI partnership for Australia in ODIs. Interestingly, the Australian record holder is also Warner and Head after they stitched together a 284-run stand against Pakistan back in January 2017.