David Warner scored a stunning double-century in the Boxing Day Test match against South Africa on Tuesday. Australia beat South Africa in the second Test, courtesy of Warner’s memorable knock in his 100th Test as well. Meanwhile, after the hosts registered a win by an innings and 182 runs, veteran Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne tweeted a picture of his souvenir from Warner’s memorable Test match. In the picture, a beaming Warner was seen along with a signed Australian Test jersey as well.
However, the two batters were involved in a weird mix-up on Day 2 of the match where Labuschagne sacrificed his own wicket as he was run out for 14 as well. Warner used the chance and then smashed his third double ton.
“David Warner’s 100th Test, thanks for the BBQ,” the veteran wrote on the jersey referring to his role in Labuschagne’s runout as well. However, David Warner also posted a photo of the jersey, where he apologised to him. “I’m sorry mate,” Warner wrote.
— Marnus Labuschagne (@marnus3cricket) December 29, 2022
However, David Warner was going through a lean patch where he had a three-year drought without a century in Test cricket. But, he gave the answer to all his critics by playing a knock for the ages in his 100th Test match as well. With his knock, he became the 10th man in Test history to score a century in his 100th Test as well. Warner also became just the second Australian to score twin hundreds in his 100th Test. Ricky Ponting is the first Australian player to achieve this feat. Notably, David Warner was eventually forced to retire hurt due to the cramps as well.