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Top 5 most memorable knocks of David Warner in international cricket

Published at :June 25, 2024 at 10:50 PM
Modified at :June 25, 2024 at 10:50 PM
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David Warner’s international career came to an end after Australia’s Super 8 exit from the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

David Warner has been one of the key players for Australia for the past decade and a half. The left-hander has been part of many memorable moments for Australia in this period. He is one of the few Australian players who won ICC titles across all three formats. Finally, his time in international cricket has come to an end.

With Australia suffering a Super 8 exit from the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, it has been officially confirmed that David Warner has retired from international cricket. Notably, Warner’s last ODI came in November 2023, while his last ODI came in January 2024.

It has been a superb international career for Warner, who is one of the few successful all-format players the game has seen. Warner has contributed immensely to Australia’s success over the years.

In this article, we will talk about five iconic innings of David Warner in his international career.

List of Top 5 most memorable knocks of David Warner in international cricket

1. 89 vs SA in 2009 (International Debut)

David Warner T20I debut
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David Warner made his international debut on January 11, 2009, in a T20I against South Africa at the MCG. Not many knew Warner then as he hadn’t even made his First Class (FC) cricket debut then. But, he was given an opportunity to open for Australia. It took only one innings for him to show the world his talent.

The southpaw hit a 19-ball fifty on his debut international innings, smacking the likes of Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini and Albie Morkel to all parts of the MCG. Warner finished at 89 runs off 43 balls, with 7 fours and six sixes as Australia won the game by 52 runs. He won Man of the Match award and announced himself on the grand stage.

2. 335* vs PAK in 2019 (Highest Career Score)

David Warner
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David Warner’s highest test score came against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval in November 2019. Warner scored unbeaten 335 runs off 418 balls with 39 fours and one six as Australia declared at 589/3. Pakistan were bowled out for 302 and 239. Australia won the match by an innings and 48 runs.

3. 178 vs AFG in 2015 World Cup

David Warner

During the Australia vs Afghanistan encounter at the 2015 World Cup, the hosts thrashed the Asian side by 275 runs. It was David Warner who scored a massive century in that game. This match was played at Perth Stadium. Batting first, Australia posted 417/6 with Warner hammering 178 runs off 133 balls, including 19 fours and five sixes. Afghanistan were bowled out for 142.

4. 200 against SA in his 100th test

There was a question mark on Warner’s place in the test team when he was struggling with his form during the 2021–22 summer. But he answered his critics with a spectacular double hundred on his 100th test. His landmark test came against South Africa at the MCG in December 2022.

David Warner scored 200 runs off 255 balls with 16 fours and 2 sixes. It was not just a century; it was a statement that he still had the ability to dominate test cricket in the last phase of his career. Australia declared first innings at 575/8 and won the game by an innings and 182 runs.

5. A counter-attacking 180 off 159 balls vs IND in Perth test

David Warner made histest debut in 2011. However, he didn’t have as great a start as he would have liked. But then came a breakthrough knock for him during a test against India in Perth in January 2012.

Australia were bowled out for 329, and Warner scored 180 runs off 159 balls with 20 fours and five sixes. His fiery knock helped Australia win the game by an innings and 37 runs. That knock showed the world that he could bat in the similarly aggressive fashion in test cricket as he did in white-ball cricket.

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