David Warner breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s long standing record in international cricket

Saurabh AnandSaurabh Anand

September 9 2023
David Warner and Sachin Tendulkar

David Warner has broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record.

Australia have begun their preparations for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in style against South Africa. After taking a 1-0 lead, Australians are going strong in the second one-day international as well. Opener David Warner has smashed his 20th ODI ton in his career. Australian openers David Warner and Travis Head began with an aggressive approach and added 109 runs for the first wicket in just 12 overs. Travis Head lost his wicket for 64 runs in 36 balls, while Warner went on to score a record-breaking one-day international century.

Warner breaks SRT’s record

David Warner has now overtaken Sachin Tendulkar in terms of international centuries as an opener. Tendulkar held this record with 45 centuries. He has smashed 45 centuries as an opener in his 342 international innings, all of which have come in only one format, ODIs. Now, after a century against South Africa at Bloemfontein, Warner has overtaken Sachin. Warner now has 46 international centuries in his career, and all of them came as openers across cricket’s three formats.

Australian opener David Warner has smashed 20 ODI centuries, 25 test centuries, and one T20I century in his career. David Warner plays as an opener for his team in all three formats, while Tendulkar used to bat at No. 4 in tests and didn’t play T20Is after making his debut against South Africa in 2006. Tendulkar holds the most special batting record for scoring a century of centuries in his 24-year long international career. Chris Gayle (42), Sanath Jayasuriya (41), and Matthew Hayden (40) are the other three batters in the top 5 list.

Current Indian captain Rohit Sharma is also not far behind, as he has smashed 39 international centuries as opener in his career so far and stands at number 6 on this list. Australian middle-order batter Marnus Labuschagne also smashed a century after David Warner in the game and put Australia in a commanding position in the second ODI. Australia are looking set for a big total as South African bowlers are looking clueless against the Australians. Warner got out 106 runs in 93 balls after smashing 12 fours and three sixes.

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