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David Warner phenomenal “double century” against South Africa
David Warner has become quite recently the second cricketer to score a double-hundred in their 100th Test match, breaking an unbeaten 200, MCG Boxing Day Test retires hurt on day two.
Steve Smith joined for a 239-run partnership for the third wicket to humiliate the debilitated Proteas and guide Australia towards 3-386 at stumps.
It was Warner’s most memorable Test century since January 2020, breaking a horrifying 1086-day dry spell and quieting his faultfinders following a disheartening several years in Australian whites.
The left-hander fought Melbourne’s scorching heat intensity the course of the evening, with temperatures in the Victorian capital surpassing 36 degrees on Tuesday.
Smith told reporters
“It was pretty energy-draining, it was really hot,” Steven Smith told reporters at stumps. “Young men were squeezing left, right and centre.”
Warner’s double-hundred celebration was defaced by a silly spasm that rashly finished his long distance race thump. His knee clasped following the brand name Toyota bounce, driving him to resign hurt and warily limp off the ground in monstrous distress.
The 36-year-old’s legendary presentation immediately attracted correlations with Steve Waugh’s SCG century 2003, responding misfortune with a vocation characterizing execution that will discussed for quite a long time into the future.
Australia continued day two on 1-45, as yet following the South Africans by 144 runs, before a destructive misunderstanding between Marnus Labuschagne and Warner gifted the South Africans their main wicket of the morning meeting.
The two players wound up at a similar end after Warner rushed through briefly run following a defeat, with Labuschagne forfeiting his wicket and getting back to the sheds for 14. It was Labuschagne’s fifth run out in Tests, the most for any cricketer since his worldwide presentation October 2018