David Warner provided the fireworks on Australia Day, as the opener went on to score 179 against Pakistan in the final ODI of the series in Adelaide.
The continued his good form from the previous game in Sydney and went on to score his 13th ODI hundred, his second in this series. He was dropped off the first ball of the game at second slip, slashing at an away-swinging delivery from Mohammad Amir. Undeterred, the 30 year-old carried on with his aggressive approach in the innings and brought up his century in just 78 balls. Both him and Travis Head put together an opening stand of 284 runs, the highest for an Australian pair and the fourth highest ever for any wicket in ODIs.
Disappointingly, Warner’s innings was cut short, when he was caught at gully on 179, a run higher than his previous best score. Though he did not reach a double hundred, the opener joined Sachin Tendulkar as the batsman with the most scores of 150+ (Five) in ODIs.
Australia vice-captain David Warner smashed his best ODI score, amassing 179 from 128 balls against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval