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David Warner's march from 0 to 100

AAP logoAAP 3/01/2017 Rob Forsaith

HOW WARNER REWROTE THE RECORD BOOKS IN SYDNEY 15 (7 balls): Warner's partner is generally charged with facing the first ball and this Test was no different. Matt Renshaw clipped the opening delivery of the day off his pads for a single. Warner missed his first ball but the early signs were largely ominous, he cracked three off-side boundaries with minimal fuss.

23 (12 balls): Helped himself to two more fours in Mohammad Amir's second over. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq helped out with a woeful misfield at mid-off.

38 (23 balls): What is the fastest Test half-century? What is the fastest Test century? After just six overs the questions were being asked around the SCG and for good reason. Imran Khan was pitching the ball well outside off stump and had just conceded three boundaries in his third over.

51 (42 balls): Warner slowed down somewhat after his blistering start, carefully playing Yasir Shah when the legspinner came on to bowl the 11th over. Nonetheless the vice-captain still comfortably completed his 17th Test half-century in 50 balls or less.

62 (46 balls): Could have been out driving when Imran Khan found a thick edge. The only problem was Misbah, who near-constantly rejigged his field during the onslaught, had removed third slip a long time ago. The ball rocketed to the rope and Warner had his 12th boundary.

93 (74 balls): Entered the so-called nervous 90s in domineering fashion, dispatching a loose ball from Wahab Riaz past point and to the rope. It was the first ball of the third last over of the session. Warner, provided Pakistan didn't starve him of strike, was poised to make history.

100 (78 balls): Started the final over before lunch needing five runs to reach three figures. Warner didn't wait long, picking off two easy runs then completing a hard-run three with the help of a misfield in the outfield. The opener celebrated in trademark style, leaping high, but hadn't grasped the full extent of what he'd just achieved.

113 (95 balls): Wahab ended Warner's stunning innings in the sixth over after lunch with a ball that found the outside edge and flew to keeper Sarfraz Ahmed. The 30-year-old walked off to a standing ovation, as was the case at lunch.

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