David Warner made many records by scoring his 46th international century against South Africa. He also broke Sachin’s special record.
In the second match of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, Australian opener David Warner has made many records in his name by scoring a century in 85 balls. With this century, Warner has reached joint second place in the list of most centuries among active players. Apart from this, by scoring his 20th century in ODI, he also made a record of the great Sachin Tendulkar in his name.
Warner, who was out for zero in the first ODI against South Africa, scored a lot of runs with the bat in the very second match. Warner scored 106 runs in 93 balls with the help of 12 fours and three sixes. This is his fifth century against South Africa and the 20th of his ODI career. Apart from this, he has scored a total of 46 international centuries. By completing this century, Warner has equaled England’s Joe Root. After Virat Kohli (76), Joe Root and Warner are now jointly second in the list of most centuries scored.
Warner broke this record of Sachin Tendulkar
Completing his 46th century, David Warner made Sachin Tendulkar’s special record in his name. Warner has become the batsman who has scored the most centuries as an opener. Sachin has scored 45 centuries while being an opening batsman. Chris Gayle is third in this list with 42 centuries. Apart from this, Warner has also completed his 6000 runs in ODI format as an opening batsman. He has done this feat in 140 innings. The first number in this list is Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who has scored 6000 ODI runs in 121 innings. Warner is in fourth place in this.
Most centuries as an opening batsman
David Warner – 46
Sachin Tendulkar – 45
Chris Gayle – 42
Sanath Jayasuriya – 41
Matthew Hayden – 40
Rohit Sharma – 39
Fastest opening batsman to reach 6000 runs in ODI
Rohit Sharma – 121 innings
Hashim Amla – 123 innings
Sachin Tendulkar – 133 innings
David Warner – 140 innings
Shikhar Dhawan – 140 innings
Sourav Ganguly – 143 innings
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