Warner joins elite company


January 04, 2017
AP Australia's David Warner raises his arms to celebrate his century before lunch on the opening day of the third Test against Pakistan in Sydney, Australia yesterday.


David Warner joined an elite group of batsmen including Don Bradman and Victor Trumper to have scored a century in the opening session of a Test with a milestone innings yesterday in the series-concluding match against Pakistan.

Warner joined fellow Australians Trumper (1902 in Manchester), Charlie Macartney (1926 in Leeds) and Bradman (1930 in Leeds) as well as Pakistan's Majid Khan (1976 in Karachi) among the batsmen to have achieved the feat, and is the first to do so in the 140 years of Test cricket in Australia.

"It's obviously an honour to be alongside those names and I had absolutely no idea about that stat," Warner said after the close of play. "I knew about hundreds in a session but not that stat at all."

It was his 18th Test hundred and third at the SCG, following centuries against India (101) in 2015 and the West Indies (122 not out) last year.

Australia finished the day at 365-3 and is seeking a series sweep after winning the first two Tests at Brisbane and Melbourne.

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