David Warner smashed his 15th ODI ton as Australia posted a 307-run total against Pakistan in a World Cup 2019 game at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton on Wednesday. This was Warner’s first ODI ton after a year-long ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal and his second in World Cups.
Warner, who won the Orange Cap winner in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with 692 runs from 12 matches, continued his good form with the bat in the 2019 World Cup. He scored an unbeaten 89 against Afghanistan before falling cheaply against the Windies. The southpaw was surprisingly slow against India in a chase of 353.
But in the overcast conditions against Pakistan, Warner came out all guns blazing. He added a 146-stand for the opening wicket with Aaron Finch and then continued to dominate even as Finch, Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell fell in quick succession at the other end.
The hundred in Taunton was also his third successive hundred against Pakistan in ODIs. Warner earlier slammed back-to-back tons (130 in Sydney and 179 in Adelaide) during Pakistan’s tour to Australia in 2017.
Warner, who was dropped two times by the Pakistani fielders in Taunton, finally was dismissed for 107 after being caught by Imam-ul-Haq off Shaheen Afridi’s bowling.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 12, 2019
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) June 12, 2019
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) June 12, 2019
David Warner's last three ODI innings against Pakistan:
107 in Taunton, Today
179 in Adelaide, 2017
130 in Sydney, 2017
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) June 12, 2019
— Sam Landsberger 🗯 (@SamLandsberger) June 12, 2019
Ah, David Warner.
— James Pavey (@jamespavey_) June 12, 2019
David Warner 107 v Pakistan:
– First ODI century since September 2017
– Century in each of his past 3 ODI's against Pakistan
– Maiden ODI century in England
– 15th ODI century; 4th most for Australia behind Ponting (29), M.Waugh (18) & Gilchrist (16)#CWC19 #AUSvPAK #CmonAussie
— Fox Sports Lab (@FoxSportsLab) June 12, 2019
— Rahid Kaisar (@RahidKaisar) June 12, 2019
David Warner 100 to go with two half centuries earlier in tournament.
Found his rhythm in this innings.
— Peter Lalor (@plalor) June 12, 2019
— MessiMantra-🕉️ (@sathish_cule) June 12, 2019
— Australian Cricketers' Association (@ACA_Players) June 12, 2019
A 15th ODI century for David Warner!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
David Warner smashes his third consecutive Century against Pakistan in ODI Cricket…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) June 12, 2019
🇦🇺 David Warner brings up his 15th ODI ton!
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) June 12, 2019
— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) June 12, 2019