World Cup 2019: David Warner hit 166 in Australia’s 6th match of the 2019 World Cup against Bangladesh. He is now the 1st batsman in World Cup history to hit 2 150+ scores.
David Warner became the 1st batsman to hit 2 scores of 150+ in World Cup history. He scored 166 off 147 balls as Australia powered towards a massive total against Bangladesh in their 6th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Nottingham on Thursday.
David Warner had smashed 178 off 164 against Afghanistan in Perth in 2015. Overall, Warner now has 16 ODI hundreds in his career. Incidentally, both Warner and Virat Kohli took 110 innings to get to 16 ODI hundreds – the second fastest behind Hashim Amla who only reached the landmark in 94 innings.
In fact, David Warner had the opportunity to become only the 3rd batsman in World Cups to score a double hundreds. When he fell for 166, Australia still had over 5 overs left in their innings.
Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill had hit double hundreds in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
Overall, David Warner is the 7th batsman after Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill and Fakhar Zaman. Rohit Sharma has in fact scored 3 double ODI double hundreds and holds the record for the highest individual score in one-day internationals.
This has been a remarkable comeback for David Warner who along with Steve Smith was banned for a year for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal. Warner made a sensational return to the Indian Premier League and won the Orange Cap with 692 runs from 12 matches.
In the World Cup, David Warner started with an unbeaten 89 against Afghanistan but his slow-paced 56 in a steep chase against India left many including Sachin Tendulkar surprised. However, Warner got back to his destructive ways with a scintillating 107 against Pakistan in Taunton.
Up against Bangladesh, David Warner and Aaron Finch got off to a strong start before Finch departed for 53 after adding 121 for the opening wicket off 20.5 overs. Warner then joined forces with Usman Khawaja to add 193 for the 2nd wicket in a little over 20 overs.