Stuart Broad reacts on Tim Paine’s declaration: The English fast bowler admitted that his “bunny” had made look the world record in danger.
During the second day of the second Test of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of Australia in Adelaide, Australia opening batsman David Warner scored a fantastic triple century to become the first player to achieve the feat at the Adelaide Oval.
Having opened the batting with Joe Burns (4) yesterday, Warner also became the first Australian opening batsman to cross the 250-run mark in Test cricket.
The splendid innings saw the southpaw continuing from where he left of in the first Test in Brisbane. Coming on the back of his 22nd Test century, Warner achieving multiple milestones today speaks highly of his Test form especially after a horrid Ashes series earlier this year.
Just when Warner surpassed the individual highest scores of former Australian captains in Sir Don Bradman (334) and Mark Taylor (334 not out), current captain Tim Paine declared the Australian innings at 589/3 in 127 overs.
With a significant time remaining in the Test and Warner playing at an 80+ strike rate, fans had expected him to go past the world-record mark of 400 runs. However, Paine’s decision came as a massive surprise for one and all. Warner ended up scoring 335* (418) with the help of 39 fours and a six.
Veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who dismissed Warner at will during the Ashes series in England, admitted on social media platform Instagram that Warner was in the vicinity of breaking the world record.
Stuart Broad reacts on Tim Paine’s declaration denying David Warner of world record
How Twitterati reacted on Tim Paine’s declaration:
Big decision by Tim Paine to declare with Warner approaching Lara’s world record score of 400. This is most admirable aspect of Aussie cricket: personal milestones secondary to team interest. Warner must rest content at getting past Bradman’s highest score. In itself huge!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 30, 2019
Historic day in Adelaide. David Warner (335) goes past Don Bradman’s 334 at the latter’s home ground and Australia immediately declare the innings. Warner now averaging 388.00 in this international home summer. #AusvPak
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 30, 2019
Disappointing call to declare at that time by Paine. Either let #davidwarner chase the world record 401 or declare the ball before when he was 334 equal with Don Bradman & Mark Taylor for a nice piece of history. Luke warm on Warner being ahead of them #ausvspak
— Brendan M (@bmaher79) November 30, 2019
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) November 30, 2019
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