Randy Petes 1st Grade player #90 Dave Warner was on fire last week in the 1st Test against India in Adelaide,
Randy Petes 1st Grade player #90 Dave Warner was on fire last week in the 1st Test against India in Adelaide, rattling off a century in each innings, with 145 from 163 balls in the 1st innings and 102 from 166 balls in the 2nd innings.
Now ranked 4th on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Matches, Dave’s set of centuries was the 2nd time in his short career that he has registered a century in each innings of a Test match. Dave had already hit twin tons during Australia’s series-clinching success in Cape Town earlier this year but was desperate to repeat the feat in honour of Phillip Hughes. Dave joins Allan Border, Greg Chappell, Hayden and Ponting to have scored centuries in each innings more than once.
The pugnacious opener also passed the 1000-run mark for the calendar year with his third Test ton in as many matches.
It was his sixth century for the year – a feat which proved beyond Don Bradman – equalling the efforts of Ricky Ponting (in 2003, 2005), Matthew Hayden (2002) and Damien Martyn (2004).
He has two more Tests this year to add to that tally and join Ponting, in 2006, as the only Australian to score seven in a calendar year.
Congrats Bull from all here at the Randy Petes family, keep pumping those hundreds out!