Sydney, Jan 3: Australian opener David Warner on Tuesday became the fifth batsmen ever to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test match.
Warner lit up the Sydney Cricket Ground on the first morning, blasting a 78-ball century against Paksitan.
“It feels amazing (to reach the hundred before lunch), I wasn’t aware about the stats (the select group of players to achieve the feat on day one of a Test) – team doctor Peter Brukner told me after I came off.” Warner said.
“I only began to think about it (getting the hundred) when I was on about 80 and there were 25 minutes to go before lunch.
“Basically I thought I’d just keep working hard to get us into a great position. “But with the adrenaline pumping you ride the wave and getting to the hundred was the result.”