Australia’s swashbuckling opener David Warner became the fifth batsman in cricket history to score a hundred before lunch on day one of a Test match. In the first innings of the ongoing third Test between Australia and Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Warner took just 78 balls to reach his hundred. Warner batted with a lot of aggression and smashed 17 fours to reach his historic hundred. With just 4 minutes remaining for the lunch break, Warner became the first batsman ever to score a hundred before lunch on day of a Test match on Australian soil.
It was the fourth time Warner has made a Test century in fewer than 100 balls, and his third consecutive ton in Sydney. Warner’s hundred is the first time any batsman has achieved the feat since Majid Khan in Karachi more than 40 years ago.
5 batsmen have scored hundreds before lunch on day one of a Test match:
1902: 103* Victor Trumper v England, Manchester
1926: 112* Charles Macartney v England, Leeds
1930: 105* Don Bradman v England, Leeds
1976: 108* Majid Khan v New Zealand, Karachi
2017: 113 David Warner v Pakistan at SCG.