‘The Return of the Raging Bull’ – Fans laud David Warner after his double hundred in his 100th Test against South Africa

By Daniel S

December 27, 2022

Australia are currently busy playing the three-match Test series against South Africa at home. The Aussies won the first game of the series convincingly. So, they were looking to seal the series with another win with one more match to go. However, David Warner failed to score big in the first Test.

In the longest format of the game, Warner was having a tough run of form. He scored his last hundred in January 2020 when Australia took on the Kiwis in Sydney. So, fans were hoping that the southpaw batter will look to end his century drought in the Test format. Meanwhile, it was David Warner’s 100th Test match for Australia.

Fans congratulated David Warner for his double hundred against the Proteas in Melbourne

Speaking of the match, Australia won the toss and asked the Proteas to bat first. But, again, South Africa’s batters were all over the place as they got bundled out for 189 runs. For them, Kyle Verreynne scored 52 runs off 99 balls, including three fours. Along with him, Marco Jansen scored 59 runs off 136 balls, including 10 fours. For the Aussies, Cameron Green took five wickets for 27 runs in 10.4 overs. Along with him, Mitchell Starc took two wickets while Scott Boland and Nathan Lyon took one wicket each.

In reply, David Warner and Usman Khawaja came out to open the innings for the home side. Khawaja got out early after scoring one run off 11 balls. Then, Marnus Labuschagne came and put up a partnership of 54 runs with Warner. He was dismissed for 14 runs off 35 balls. But, after that, both Warner and Steve Smith put up a partnership of 239 runs as Australia scored 314 runs for three wickets in 73 overs. David Warner did not disappoint his fans as he scored a double hundred on his hundredth Test match.  He completed the ton off just 254 balls, including 16 fours and two sixes. 

Here is how fans have reacted to the marathon knock from David Warner in the Melbourne Test: