Top 5 David Warner innings in ODI | Best innings of David Warner

David Warner announced his immediate retirement from ODI cricket just ahead of his career's last Test appearance in the upcoming third Test of the ongoing series against Pakistan.

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David Warner (File Photo: Twitter)

David Warner (File Photo: Twitter)

The veteran Australia opener David Warner left everyone shocked as he announced his immediate retirement from ODI cricket. Warner made this announcement just on the first day of the new year 2024 on Monday, 01 January 2024. The New South Welshman appeared in 161 ODIs, scoring 6932 runs, with an impressive average of 45.30.

He scored 22 centuries and 33 half-centuries with the bat with a strike rate of 97.26 since his ODI debut almost 15 years back in 2009 against South Africa in Hobart ODI. He ended his ODI career as the sixth-highest run-scorer for Australia, behind Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mark Waugh, Michael Clarke, and Steve Waugh.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the top 5 ODI innings played by David Warner in his illustrious 14-year-long career.

179 runs vs Pakistan – 2017

Australia and Pakistan were locking horns in the Adelaide Oval at one of the high-scoring grounds Adelaide Oval. David Warner smashed a blistering knock of 179 runs off just 128 balls, hitting 19 fours and 5 sixes. It is also the highest individual score of his ODI career since his debut in 2009. Warner is also known for maintaining a higher striker rate while batting at the top of the order.

178 runs vs Afghanistan – ODI World Cup 2015

Australia took on Afghanistan in the league match of the ODI World Cup 2015, which was played in Australia and New Zealand. The hosts Australia defeated Afghanistan in this match, thanks to the brilliant ton scored by the opener David Warner; he scored 178 runs off just 133 balls. His blistering batting approach was a key factor in Australia’s journey to the ODI World Cup 2023 triumph.

163 vs Pakistan – ODI World Cup 2023

It was one of the finest ODI knocks played by David Warner at the highest level of the game, in the ODI World Cup 2023. Australia after losing their first two matches took on Pakistan in their third match of the league stage. On the other hand, Pakistan were coming off with two consecutive wins against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, respectively. David Warner smashed an amazing century, scoring 163 runs; he also stitched a double-century partnership with his opening mate, Mitchell Marsh

163 vs Sri Lanka – CB Series 2012 Final

Australia and Sri Lanka crossed their swords in the final of the Commonwealth Bank Series. Warner completely outmuscled the Islanders’ bowling attack as he scored 163 runs off 157 balls, hitting 13 fours and 2 sixes. His knock played a crucial role in helping Australia to defeat Sri Lanka to clinch the title of the Commonwealth Bank Series.

128 runs vs India – 2020

This knock came from David Warner’s bat in one of the most famous and iconic victories of Australia against India in the ODIs. Warner scored 128 runs, hitting 17 fours and 3 sixes, alongside another heroic knock played by his opening partner Aaron Finch, which helped the Aussies to win by a huge margin of 10 wickets against India by easily chasing down the target of 255 runs.

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