David Warner just scored the first Test century in an opening session in 40 years

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David Warner just became only the fifth batsmen in Test cricket history to score a century before lunch on day one.

Warner ripped into the Pakistan attack to bring up his 23rd Test 50 in just 42 balls. His opening partner, Matt Renshaw, hadn’t even made it into double figures by that time.

It’s just not Test cricket:

He took just another 36 balls to bring up his century – the first time a Test batsman has done it in the opening session of a match since Pakistan’s Majid Khan claimed the rare mark against New Zealand in 1976.

The other three were also Aussies – Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney and the one and only Don Bradman – but Warner is the first Australian to do it in Australia.


He hit 17 fours on his way to the century, but got to the mark by running three on a misfield, with just four balls remaining before lunch.

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