David Warner goes past Virat Kohli after achieving incredible milestone in T20s

Updated - 14 Feb 2024, 12:20 PM

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The third and final T20I between Australia and West Indies played on Tuesday (February 13) was a special game for veteran opener David Warner. It was his last international match in Australia. The left-handed batsman had already retired from Tests and ODIs earlier this year and his latest decision means the upcoming T20 World Cup is likely to be his last-ever assignment in international cricket.

David Warner scored a fine fifty in his last T20I innings on home soil although his efforts were not enough for Australia to win the game and clean sweep the three-match series.

The star batsman smashed 81 runs off 49 balls with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. Australia, however, failed to chase down 221 runs and eventually lost the game by 37 runs. The hosts finished on 183 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs with David Warner being the only player to score a fifty.

“Well and truly done. It’s time for the youngsters to come through and showcase their talent. We’ve got extreme talent here. We’re in good stead for the future,” he said after the match.

David Warner creates another record:

In his final international game on home soil, David Warner added yet another feather to his already illustrious cap. The fine half-century helped him become only the fifth player in history to complete 12,000 runs in T20s. He is also the first Australian to achieve this incredible feat.

The left-handed batsman moved ahead of Virat Kohli in the list of most runs in the shortest format of the game. David Warner has now 12033 runs in T20s with the help of 8 centuries and a staggering 101 half-centuries. On the other hand, Kohli has 11994 runs in T20s. The former India skipper will have the opportunity to become the first-ever Indian to complete 12000 runs in T20s in the forthcoming IPL.

The overall list is led by West Indies’ Chris Gayle who has scored 14562 runs. He is the only player who has touched the 14000-run mark in T20s. At number two is Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik followed by West Indies’ Kieron Pollard, and David Warner. England’s Alex Hales complete the top five.

Most runs in T20s:

  • Chris Gayle – 14562
  • Shoaib Malik – 13096
  • Kieron Pollard – 12625
  • David Warner – 12033
  • Alex Hales – 12089


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