Australian opener David Warner on Saturday hit his maiden triple hundred in Test cricket at the Adelaide Oval during the ongoing 2nd Test vs Pakistan. Warner’s triple hundred is actually the 1st from an Australian since former captain Michael Clarke hit 329* vs India in January 2012.
In all matches, Warner’s triple is the first in Tests after Karun Nair’s 303* vs England in December 2016. It was also the first triple hundred by a left-hander after Kumar Sangakkara’s 319 vs Bangladesh in February 2014.
Warner’s score is now the highest individual score at the Adelaide Oval surpassing Don Bradman’s 299.
Warner’s 300 came off 389 balls making it the 4th fastest triple hundred ever in the history of Test cricket. India’s Virender Sehwag holds the record for the fastest triple hundred ever, having taken just 278 balls to the milestone vs South Africa in Chennai in 2007-08.
Fastest 300s in Test history:
Virender Sehwag – 278 balls vs South Africa. 2007-08
Matthew Hayden – 362 balls vs Zimbabwe, 2003-04
Virender Sehwag – 364 balls vs Pakistan, 2003-04
Earlier, Warner and Labuschagne continued flaying the Pakistan bowling after resuming on 302/1 overnight. Warner brought up his 2nd double hundred off 260 balls and continued to hit boundaries at will in his marathon knock.
Before being bowled by Afridi for 162, Labuschagne boosted his 2019 runs tally to 829 runs. The pair had added a record 361 runs for the 2nd wicket, which is the 2nd highest partnership for any wicket at the Adelaide Oval.
Australia have never lost a Day-night Test and after the innings of Warner and Labuschagne, it doesn’t look like that record is going to take any kind of hit whatsoever.