David Warner wrote history on the second day of the Day-Night Test match between Australia and Pakistan, as he went past former Australian greats Sir Don Bradman (334) and Mark Taylor (334*) in a marathon 335-run-innings. Warner became the first player to score a triple-century at the Adelaide Oval, thus registering his name in the history books.
The Australian left-handed batsman had been struggling with form throughout the Ashes series in England, but made a splendid comeback in the home season against Pakistan. He scored a century in the first Test to aid Australia to an innings victory to announce his comeback in grand fashion.
In the second Test, Warner, alongside Marnus Labuschagne, broke the record for the highest partnership in a day-night Test, which was set by Alastair Cook and Joe Root of England. The duo added 361 runs for the second wicket.
The 33-year-old batsman, however, remained undeterred after Labuschagne's dismissal and forged another important partnership alongside Steve Smith. During the partnership, he also breached his highest score in Test matches.
Warner became the first player to reach the 300-run-mark at the Adelaide Oval, going past Sir Don Bradman, who scored 299* against South Africa at the venue in 1932. He is the seventh Australian batsman to score a triple hundred, and second Aussie to reach the 300-run-mark against Pakistan.
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It seemed as if the southpaw would go on to breach the 400-run-mark and break Brian Lara's long-standing record of most runs in a single innings, but Tim Paine decided to declare the Aussie innings as soon as Warner went past Taylor's record (334*).
Here's the list of highest scores in a single Test innings:
Brian Lara (West Indies) - 400* vs England, 2004
Mathew Hayden (Australia) - 380 vs Zimbabwe, 2003
Brian Lara (West Indies) - 375 vs England, 1994
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) - 374 vs South Africa, 2006
Gary Sobers (West Indies) - 365* vs Pakistan, 1958
Leonard Hutton (England) - 364 vs Australia, 1938
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) - 340 vs India, 1997
Hanif Mohammad (Pakistan) - 337 vs West Indies, 1958
Wally Hammond (England) - 336* vs New Zealand, 1933
DAVID WARNER (Australia) - 335* vs Pakistan, 2019
David Warner is also the highest run-getter in a Day-Night Test in a single innings. The previous best in international cricket was 302*, scored by Azhar Ali of Pakistan against West Indies in 2016.