David Warner Becomes First To Hit Two 150-Plus Scores In World Cups

David Warner Becomes First To Hit Two 150-Plus Scores In World Cups

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David Warner. Credit: Getty Images

The year is getting just better and better for David Warner ever since his one-year ban for the ball-tampering scandal came to an end earlier this year. The southpaw has not looked back since returning to this year’s Indian Premier League. In just 12 matches, he scored 592 runs to finish the competition as its highest run-scorer.

Warner’s form in the ongoing World Cup is even better. He did face some criticism for his slow fifty in the defeat to India but has looked in ominous form otherwise. On Thursday, he added yet another feather to his cap by becoming the first-ever player to score two 150-plus scores in World Cup. He achieved the feat in the ongoing game against Bangladesh in Nottingham.

The left-handed batsman slammed a majestic 166 before falling to a soft dismissal off Soumya Sarkar. Warner’s knock came off 147 deliveries and was studded with 14 fours and 5 sixes. Warner and Australia skipper Aaron Finch once again gave their side a solid start by adding 121 runs for the opening wicket. Soumya Sarkar ended the stand by dismissing Finch for 53.

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David Warner
David Warner (Credits: Twitter)

But it did not bring any respite for Bangladesh as Warner and Usman Khawaja stitched together another huge stand. The two added 121 runs before Warner departed. Khawaja, on the other hand, departed after scoring 89.

Talking about Warner’s record, he is now the only player with two 15-plus scores in World Cups. His pervious 150-plus score came in the last World Cup when he slammed 178 against Afghanistan in Perth. The first player to score more than 150 in a World Cup match was Glenn Turner when he scored an unbeaten 171 against East Africa in the inaugural World Cup in 1975.

David Warner
David Warner (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, meanwhile, holds the record for the highest score in World Cup. He scored a majestic 237 not out against West Indies in the 2015 World Cup. Warner’s 166 is the eleventh biggest score in World Cups.

Here is a list showing players with 150-plus scores in World Cup:

Player Runs 4s 6s Opposition Ground Date
Martin Guptill (NZ) 237* 24 11 v West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015
Chris Gayle (WI) 215 10 16 v Zimbabwe Canberra 24 Feb 2015
Gary Kirsten (SA) 188* 13 4 v U.A.E. Rawalpindi 16 Feb 1996
Sourav Ganguly (INDIA) 183 17 7 v Sri Lanka Taunton 26 May 1999
Viv Richards (WI) 181 16 7 v Sri Lanka Karachi 13 Oct 1987
David Warner (AUS) 178 19 5 v Afghanistan Perth 4 Mar 2015
Kapil Dev (INDIA) 175* 16 6 v Zimbabwe Tunbridge Wells 18 Jun 1983
Virender Sehwag (INDIA) 175 14 5 v Bangladesh Dhaka 19 Feb 2011
Craig Wishart (ZIM) 172* 18 3 v Namibia Harare 10 Feb 2003
Glenn Turner (NZ) 171* 16 2 v East Africa Birmingham 7 Jun 1975
David Warner (AUS) 166 14 5 v Bangladesh Nottingham 20 Jun 2019