David Warner achieves a never-before-achieved feat by scoring 70 against the West Indies in his 100th T20I appearance

David Warner

David Warner wreaked havoc against the West Indies in the ongoing first T20I of the three-match series. The first T20I will be played at Bellerive Oval in Hobart and Australia posted a massive total of 213/7 after West Indies He invited them to bat first. Australian openers David Warner and Josh Inglis put on 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 retirement from Test and ODI after playing 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 the 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 were former captain Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell, who achieved this feat for Australia.

With this half-century, David Warner achieved another unique feat that no other cricketer in the world had achieved before. David Warner becomes the first player to play more than fifty innings in his 100th appearance in each of the three formats. He scored a double century against South Africa in 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 the first player to record 50+ scores in his 100th match in all three formats

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

The first T20I between the two teams will be played in Hobart, while the other two T20Is are scheduled for Adelaide and Perth on February 11 and 13 respectively. Australia won the ODI series by whitewashing the West Indies 3-0. The Test series ended tied 1-1 after the West Indies achieved a historic victory at the Gabba in Brisbane. The three-match T20I series continues and West Indies are chasing a huge target currently and the former got off to a perfect start as they crossed the 80-run mark in just seven overs without losing a wicket.