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Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner slams his first triple hundred, breaks Don Bradman's 87-year-old record

David Warner reached his first triple century in Test cricket, and broke Sir Don Bradman's record at the Adelaide Oval.

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New Delhi Updated on: November 30, 2019 13:21 IST
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David Warner reached his first triple century in Test cricket, and broke Sir Don Bradman's record at the Adelaide Oval.

Australia opening batsman David Warner reached his first triple century in Test cricket during the second day of the day-night Test against Pakistan in Adelaide. Warner took 389 deliveries to slam his first triple-ton in the longest format of the game. He is the seventh Australian cricketer to score a triple hundred in a Test innings.

As he breached the 300-run mark, David Warner also eclipsed Aussie great Sir Don Bradman for an incredible feat. 

He is now the highest Test scorer at the Adelaide Oval in a single innings. Bradman scored an unbeaten 299 at the stadium against South Africa in 1932, which was a record.

Warner is the second Australian batsman to score a triple century against Pakistan in Test cricket.

Sir Don Bradman (twice), Bob Simpson, Bob Cowper, Mark Taylor, Mathew Hayden and Michael Clarke have scored triple centuries for Australia in the longest format of the game.

Warner's 300 came off just 389 balls and is now also the fourth fastest triple hundred ever in Test cricket. Former India opener Virender Sehwag holds the record for the fastest triple hundred ever as he took just 278 balls against South Africa in Chennai in 2007-08.

Warner's triple hundred is actually the first from an Aussie since former captain Michael Clarke's unbeaten 329 against India in January 2012. Meanwhile, his triple ton is the first by a left-hander after Kumar Sangakkara's 319 against Bangladesh in February 2014.

The Aussie opener's knock contained 39 boundaries and a hit into the stand.

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