David Warner equals Virat Kohli’s unique ODI cricket record
Australian opener David Warner has equaled Indian batsman Virat Kohli’s record.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to field first against Australia at Bengaluru in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 meet-up. In the first innings, Australian opening batsmen, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, displayed an impressive partnership of 259 runs. Warner played an exceptional innings, scoring 163 runs from 124 balls with a striking rate of 131.45, while Marsh contributed 121 runs from 108 balls at a striking rate of 112.04.
Following their innings, Australia set a challenging target of 368 runs for Pakistan to chase in the second innings.
David Warner equals the record for the most consecutive ODI centuries against a single team
David Warner’s outstanding performance in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, where he scored 163 runs against Pakistan, not only left cricket fans in awe but also earned him a couple of significant individual records. Warner’s 163 runs marked his fourth consecutive century against Pakistan in the 50-overs format, equaling the record for the most consecutive ODI centuries against a single team, previously held by India’s Virat Kohli.
Starting in 2017, David Warner has consistently delivered remarkable performances against Pakistan, with scores of 130, 179, 107, and 163 in ODIs. This incredible streak allowed him to match the record set by India’s renowned batsman, Virat Kohli, who scored four consecutive centuries against West Indies from 2017 to 2018.
Warner’s recent century also marked his seventh score of 150 or more runs in the ODI format, leaving him just one short of the record held by Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who has achieved the score eight times in his career. It’s worth noting that former cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle have also made their mark on this list with five instances of scoring 150 or more runs in ODIs.
David Warner’s exceptional performance in the World Cup is quite remarkable. He’s managed to score 150 or more runs in World Cup matches three times, a feat that no other player has accomplished more than once.
In addition to this, Warner has now become one of Australia’s top century scorer in the World Cup. He matched the record held by former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, as both of them have scored five centuries in the World Cup.