Not since January 2020 had David Warner scored an international century but playing his 100th Test on Boxing Day he turned around his fortunes in style with not a ton but a double century to join elite company.

Resuming on 32* he batted through Day 2 to score his 100 before ramping up the gears in stifling 40 degree heat to post 200* before retiring hurt. His innings displayed his inimitable style and dispelled the critics with a fabulous innings under pressure.

Warner became only the 2nd Australian to score a 100 in his 100th Test joining Ricky Ponting and the 2nd international batsman to score a double ton in his 100th Test behind Joe Root. Furthermore, during this innings he surpassed 8000 Test runs for Australia passing Mark Waugh and only the 8th Australia to score 25 Test centuries.

Randwick Petersham congratulates David on his 100th Test for Australia and a wonderful and historic innings.