The world has been a witness to as many as 25 David Warner centuries thus far. The first of the David Warner centuries came way back in December 2011 against New Zealand in Hobart. Back then, the southpaw from New South Wales scored an unbeaten 123 off 170 balls with the help of 14 fours. Warner went on to bag the award for the Player of the Match, although the Aussies lost the match by a margin of seven runs.
From there on, Warner did not look back and kept on racking one milestone after the other. He went on to score 25 hundreds in his career. However, there are not a lot of David Warner Test centuries in the offing as the southpaw has already put forth his decision to retire from the purest format of the game.
Warner said that he aspired to hang his boots from Test cricket after the New Year’s match against Pakistan in January at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Warner recently played in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at the Kennington Oval in London.
Warner is now set to take part in the Ashes, which is scheduled to take place from June 16. The opening Test will be held at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. Warner struggled big time when the Ashes took place in England back in 2019. Stuart Broad and the other English bowlers gave him a lot of trouble. He will want to make amends in his last appearance in the high-voltage five-match Test series.
Best of David Warner centuries
Back in November 2019, the cricket fraternity witnessed one of the best David Warner centuries if not the best. Warner became the Player of the Match in the second Day-Night Test against Pakistan after Australia won the match by an innings and 48 runs.
After opting to bat first, Australia racked up a mammoth score of 598 for the loss of three wickets in 127 overs. Warner stayed unbeaten on 335 runs off 418 balls and played at a strike-rate of 80.14. His knock was laced with one six and as many as 39 fours.
After Australia lost the wicket of Joe Burns, Warner joined hands with Marnus Labuschagne and put on 361 runs for the second wicket off 79.5 overs. The duo frustrated the Pakistani bowlers and kept them at bay. Warner was looking good to score even 400 and break Brian Lara’s record of the highest individual score in Test cricket. However, that was not the case as Tim Paine declared the Australian innings.
Back in November 2015, Warner played one of the best knocks one could ever imagine. The left-handed batter lit up the WACA in Perth with his attacking display of batting. After electing to bat first, the Aussies scored 253 runs off 286 balls with 24 fours and four sixes. Playing at a strike-rate of 88.46, Warner made the New Zealand bowlers look like rookies.
Warner also put on 302 runs for the second wicket along with Usman Khawaja, who scored 121 runs off 186 balls with 11 fours and two sixes. On the back of Warner’s knock, Australia put up a massive score of 559 for the loss of nine wickets in 133 overs. However, he did not get the Player of the Match award, which was won by Ross Taylor, who scored 290 runs off 374 balls with 43 fours.
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Back in December 2022, Warner scored another double hundred in his career. He racked up 200 runs off 255 balls with 16 fours and two sixes against South Africa at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner won the Player of the Match award after Australia won the match by a huge margin of an innings and 182 runs.
After Australia bowled the Proteas out for 189 in their first innings, Warner came to the party. He played at a strike-rate of 78.43 to make sure that Australia scored 575 for the loss of eight wickets to take a massive 386-run lead in their first innings at the iconic venue in Melbourne.
Warner’s highest Test score in overseas conditions came way back in March 2014. Back then, Warner scored 145 runs in the second innings of the Cape Town Test with 13 fours and four sixes. The fact that he played at a strike-rate of 92.94 put the South African bowlers under a lot of pressure.
In the first innings of the same Test match, Warner scored 135 runs off 152 balls with 12 fours and a six. Warner’s knocks did not go in vain as Australia, then led by Michael Clarke, won the match by 245 runs. Warner also won the award for the Player of the Series after he racked up 543 runs.
Warner might be at the far end of his Test career, but he still has plenty to offer to Australian skipper given his experience. Warner does not have an overly great record, especially on English soil. Last time around when the Aussies played in the Ashes on English soil, Warner averaged below 10 and got out to fast bowler Stuart Broad multiple times. He will want to end his Ashes journey on a positive note.
Here is a list of all David Warner centuries in Tests
|09 December 2011||New Zealand||Hobart||123 not out|
|13 January 2012||India||Perth||180|
|22 November 2012||South Africa||Adelaide||119|
|21 November 2013||England||Brisbane||124|
|13 December 2013||England||Perth||112|
|12 February 2014||South Africa||Centurion||115|
|01 March 2014||South Africa||Cape Town||135|
|01 March 2014||South Africa||Cape Town||145|
|22 October 2014||Pakistan||Dubai||133|
|09 December 2014||India||Adelaide||145|
|09 December 2014||India||Adelaide||102|
|06 January 2015||India||Sydney||101|
|05 November 2015||New Zealand||Brisbane||163|
|05 November 2015||New Zealand||Brisbane||116|
|13 November 2015||New Zealand||Perth||253|
|03 January 2016||West Indies||Sydney||122 not out|
|26 December 2016||Pakistan||Melbourne||144|
|03 January 2017||Pakistan||Sydney||113|
|27 August 2017||Bangladesh||Mirpur||112|
|04 September 2017||Bangladesh||Chattogram||123|
|26 December 2017||England||Melbourne||103|
|21 November 2019||Pakistan||Brisbane||154|
|29 November 2019||Pakistan||Adelaide||335 not out|
|03 January 2020||New Zealand||Sydney||111 not out|
|26 December 2022||South Africa||Melbourne||200|
Here is a list of all David Warner centuries in ODIs
|04 March 2012||Sri Lanka||Brisbane||163|
|06 March 2012||Sri Lanka||Adelaide||100|
|16 January 2015||England||Sydney||127|
|04 March 2015||Afghanistan||Perth||178|
|23 January 2016||India||Sydney||122|
|11 January 2016||South Africa||Bassesterre||109|
|04 September 2016||Sri Lanka||Pallekele||106|
|05 October 2016||South Africa||Durban||117|
|12 October 2016||South Africa||Cape Town||173|
|06 December 2016||New Zealand||Canberra||119|
|09 December 2016||New Zealand||Melbourne||156|
|22 January 2017||Pakistan||Sydney||130|
|26 January 2017||Pakistan||Adelaide||179|
|28 September 2017||India||Bangalore||124|
|12 June 2019||Pakistan||Taunton||107|
|20 June 2019||Bangladesh||Nottingham||166|
|06 July 2019||South Africa||Manchester||122|
|14 January 2020||India||Mumbai||128 not out|
|22 November 2022||England||Melbourne||106|
Here is a list of all David Warner centuries in T20Is
|27 October 2019||Sri Lanka||Adelaide||100 not out|