Australia’s veteran opener David Warner hit a century on Tuesday against South Africa in his 100th Test to snap a near-three-year drought as he bounced back to his best at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test.

En route to three figures, the 36-year-old passed 8,000 Test runs – the eighth Australian to do so – after coming into the game under pressure after a lean period.

It was his first Test century since January 2020 as he powered his way to an aggressive 144-ball knock, hitting eight fours.

He brought up his 25th century with a boundary, punching the air in celebration.

He had insisted before the match that “you’re never out of form”.

“They’re not the words that I use and they’re definitely not used in our change rooms,” he said. “It’s about (being) out of runs.”


(Text from AFP)