David Warner centuries in international cricket

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.

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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.

David Warner Test centuries
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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.

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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.

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.

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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

Date Opponent Venue Score
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

Date Opponent Venue Score
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

Date Opponent Venue Score
27 October 2019 Sri Lanka Adelaide 100 not out


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India