CricketDavid Warner Hits 25th Test Century Of His Test Career, South Africa Stuck Low & Helpless
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David Warner Hits Awaited Test Century

Once again, Australia is all over South Africa in the second test match. Now, they have been haunted by ravaging David Warner who chose his 100th test match to score a epic ton in remarkable fashion. It took his nearly three years to score his next century but what an occasion, nothing could have been better than boxing day test match.

Last time David Warner scored a test half century was in March against England. Since then, he has struggled to find any kind of rhythm in his batting. And other than that, a lot has happened in later stage of his career. Constant differences with Cricket Australia regarding the life ban from captaincy.

The first session wasn’t easy for David Warner as South African quick Anrich Nortje troubled with pace and movement. He constantly bowled over 150 to 155 kmph that must have felt like thunderbolts.

The Warner family cherishing the awaited century from David Warner


While the left-hander would have been between innings, an even worse stiff jab from Nortje struck him on his finger, necessitating medical assistance.

Smith, who was on nine when he was dropped down legside by South Africa wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne, is still at the crease alongside Warner.

He just avoided disaster again in the forties when Kagiso Rabada gave him out for being caught behind, but the judgement was upheld because it was a front-foot no-ball. Although Smith would have appealed the judgement and most likely had it reversed, the incident nonetheless highlighted the South African danger that was dwindling.

Warner’s 25th Test century comes after a string of underwhelming efforts against the red ball; prior to the Boxing Day Test, his red-ball average had been hovering around 20.

Warner also became only the eighth Australian to score more than 8,000 Test runs after reaching 78.

Australia has now considerable lead over the guests as David Warner is past 150. South Africa will feel devestated to score only 189 on what looks like a wonderful wicket to bat on.

South Africa Is Unprofessional & Unprepared

Dean Elgar and co has been severely taken down by David Warner who looked impeccable throughout the innings. Now, they will be looking forward to use the second new ball more effectively but the lead is already over 80 runs which is enough to keep South Africa under pressure throughout the remaining days of this test match.

Their batting line-up isn’t good enough to play test cricket at this level. There are many concerns for the visiting captain Dean Elgar who has been done by Aussie attack and planning in every department of the game.