David Warner bags never-achieved-before feat as he scores 70 vs West Indies in 100th T20I appearance

David Warner wreaked havoc against West Indies in the ongoing first T20I of the three-match series. The first T20I is being played at Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Australia posted a massive total of 213/7 after West Indies invited them to bat first. Australian openers David Warner and Josh Inglis stitched 93 runs for the opening partnership and David Warner was the star for Australia as the veteran smashed 70 off 36 deliveries with 12 fours and a six.

David Warner became the first Australian to represent his nation 100 times in all three formats. He has played 112 Tests, 161 ODIs, and now 100 T20Is. The veteran opener recently announced his Test and ODI retirement after he played his last Test at the SCG against Pakistan. He had a stellar Test and ODI career for Australia winning the ODI World Cup twice with his nation and also the World Test Championship title in 2023.

David Warner smashed his 25th half-century in the shortest format for Australia and was brilliant in his innings against West Indies who had a terrible day on the field. He became the third Australian player to play 100 or more T20I matches; the first two being former skipper Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell who have achieved this feat for Australia.

With this half-century, David Warner achieved another unique feat that no other cricketer in the world has achieved before. David Warner becomes the first player to play a fifty-plus innings on his 100th appearance in each of the three formats. He scored a double century against South Africa on his 100th Test at the MCG where he scored 200 off 275 deliveries. Warner also scored a century against India in his 100th ODI match at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. He scored 124 off 119 balls in his 100th ODI match against India.

David Warner Becomes First Player To Register 50+ Scores In His 100th Match In All Three Formats

David Warner becomes the first player in history to register 50+ scores in the 100th match of Test, ODI and T20i. pic.twitter.com/BQYTH7GlsO

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Australia have given a massive target of 214 to the West Indies in the first T20I and it will be a tough ask for the West Indies who have struggled in white-ball cricket recently. David Warner and Tim David starred with the bat for the Aussies as the former provided a fiery start while the latter gave a smoky finish to the innings and gave a target of 214 to the West Indies.

The first T20I between the two sides is being played in Hobart whereas the other two T20Is are scheduled for Adelaide and Perth on February 11 and 13 respectively. Australia won the ODI series whitewashing the West Indies by 3-0. The Test series ended up drawn at 1-1 after West Indies pulled off a historic win at the Gabba in Brisbane. The three-match T20I series is going on and the West Indies is chasing a massive target currently and the openers have given a perfect start as they have crossed the 80-run mark in just seven overs without losing a wicket.

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