Watch: David Warner’s ‘Pushpa Raaj’ celebration after scoring century against Pakistan in CWC 2023
David Warner scored his fifth century in ICC Cricket World Cup.
Australian batting line-up is having a run-fest against Pakistan at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh have smashed centuries to add a mammoth 259-runs partnership against men in green. Pakistan bowlers were helpless against Australian left and right hand combination. David Warner and Mitchell Marsh smashed 21 fours and 16 sixes in their 33-overs opening stand in Bangalore.
David Warner smashed his 4th consecutive century against Pakistan and his 21st ODI hundred overall with a marathon innings. Warner is looking set to add a big total at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. David Warner looked at ease in a flat batting wicket and kept his assault going against Pakistan. He also got a lifeline when he was on 10 runs, and to make good use of that opportunity, Warner converted his innings into a big hundred.
David Warner’s special century celebration
David Warner celebrated his second ODI century in 2023 in his own style. Warner had his usual celebration of jumping up and a solid punch in the air and then did the trending “Pushpa Raaj,” celebration after he completed his ton in just 85 balls. Warner got the start against India but failed to convert that innings into a big score and was dismissed at 41 by Kuldeep Yadav. This is David Warner’s fifth century in the ICC Cricket World Cup overall. Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most number of World Cup hundreds (7).
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Along with David Warner, Mitchell Marsh also got a century on his birthday and scored 121 runs in 108 balls. Marsh smashed 10 fours and 9 sixes in his innings. Marsh smashed the bowlers all around the park to complete his second-ever ODI century. Marsh was at his brutal best in the first powerplay and smashed a lot of boundaries. Australia scored 82 runs without losing any wickets in the first 10 overs against Pakistan.
This is also the highest-ever opening stand by Australia in ODI cricket. Warner and Marsh added 259 runs. This is also the second-highest opening partnership in the World Cup. Sri Lanka’s Tilakratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga hold the record for the highest (282) opening partnership in the World Cup.