Australia’s David Warner added another feather to his cap and completed 5000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Pugnacious opener carried his excellent form in the one-day series and smashed unbeaten century to see Australia canter to a comfortable win at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Chasing 250 odds runs for victory, Australia dominated the proceedings with the bat, courtesy splendid centuries from David Warner and captain Aaron Finch. Left-hander smashed 128 not out off 112 balls with the help of 17 boundaries and 3 sixes. He put on a mammoth partnership of 258 runs with Aaron Finch to see Australia trounce India by 10 wickets and go 1-0 up in the three-match one-day series. It was the only the biggest opening wicket partnership for any side against India in limited-overs cricket.
Warner also notched up his 18th century in limited-overs cricket for Australia. It was his third century against India in white-ball cricket. While batting on just 10 runs, Warner completed 5000 runs in limited-overs cricket for Australia. He also became 15th player to reach landmark for Australia in one-day internationals.
The 33-year old has managed to complete 5000 runs in 115 innings, the fourth quickest to reach the milestone. Former Proteas batsman Hashim Amla lead the lists as he completed 5000 runs in 101 innings. David Warner also became the quickest Australian to reach 5000 runs in one-day cricket.
The previous best was opener Dean Jones, who completed 5000 runs in 128 innings. Left-hander Warner has completed 5000 runs as an opener during this opening game played against India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Since making his return to international cricket, Warner has shown tremendous consistency with the bat in white-ball cricket. In 11 one-day matches, Warner has accumulated 775 runs at an average of 86.11 with four centuries and three half-centuries to his name.
To add to that, he played exceedingly well during the 2019 Cricket World Cup played in England and Wales and finished the competition as leading run-scorer for Australia.