David Warner celebrates reaching 150 on the first day against Pakistan

cricket news update, David Warner celebrates reaching 150 on the first day against Pakistan of the first Test between Australia vs Pakistan

Dec 14, 2023 - 08:45
Dec 14, 2023 - 08:48

David Warner has quieted the pundits and all yet guaranteed his Test farewell will stretch to Sydney after posting a monster century against Pakistan in Perth.

Warner scored 164 off 211 balls to direct Australia to a dominant 346-5 at stumps on Thursday in front of 15,671 fans at Optus Stadium.

The 37-year-old only required 125 balls to bring up his 26th Test ton, and he continued to pile on the pain after that in an innings that featured 16 fours and four sixes
The thump brought about Warner (8,631 runs) leapfrogging both Matthew Hayden and Michael Clarke into fifth spot on Australia's all-time Trials list.
Warner has already announced he will resign at the finish of the ongoing three-Test series, which also takes in clashes in Melbourne and Sydney.

In any case, given Warner had only posted one Test century since January 2020, there were immense question marks about whether his structure warranted him holding his spot until his nominated home finale at the SCG.

The veteran opener emphatically put those questions to sleep on Thursday, and his emotions streamed after reaching his century.

Warner unleashed his trademark leap in the air prior to holding his glove to his mouth and then pointing it towards the scene's media community in a strong response to the analysis drove by previous Test great Mitchell Johnson.

"It's one of those things, there's going to be analysis however you must take that," Warner told Fox Cricket when asked about his special celebration.

"There's no more excellent way to quiet them than by putting runs on the board. It feels great."

Usman Khawaja (41), Marnus Labuschagne (16), Steve Smith (31) and Travis Head (40) were unable to happen with the gig.

Khawaja and Warner entered the match battling a wave of controversy for totally different reasons.

David Warner's position in the side became a subject of public debate following a touchy segment from previous Australian paceman Johnson., who said the opener didn't merit a legend's farewell given his unfortunate ongoing structure and involvement in the 2018 Sandpapergate scandal.

Be that as it may, David Warner, who had also been labeled a walking wicket by his previous opening partner Ed Cowan, terminated back in wonderful fashion, taking only 41 balls to reach his half-century, prior to powering on to reach his ton.

Khawaja hit the headlines this week for inscribing "All lives are equal" and "Opportunity is a human right" on his cricket shoes in response to the growing humanitarian emergency in Palestine

His expectations of wearing the shoes for the Test were scuppered by International Cricket Board rules, yet Khawaja - who donned a black armband at Optus Stadium - responded with a heartfelt explanation of his stance.

Khawaja's innings investigated when he top-edged one high into the sky when he was on 21.

However, Abdullah Shafique, running back with the flight, had the sun in his eyes and was left embarrassed as the ball went through his hands and bounced back off his chest for a boundary.

Khawaja's thump was finally finished after lunch when he edged a more full Shaheen Afridi conveyance behind.

Labuschange was then trapped lbw by Faheem Ashraf.

David Warner was dropped on 104 when Khurram Shahzad failed to hang on to a catch above his head at mid-on.

Yet, his karma ran out late in the day when his snare shot off Aamir Jamal (2-63) came off the toe of his bat and found Imam ul-Haq in the profound.

Hometown legend Mitch Marsh (15 not out) and Alex Carey (14 not out) will continue at the crease on Friday

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