David Warner scripted history on the third day of the ongoing Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba when he smashed a scintillating century off just 113 deliveries. With this ton he became the third cricketer to have a scored a century in both the innings of the same Test match on three occasions. The Australian southpaw first slammed a determined 163 on the inaugural day of the first Test. He is now a proud holder of the record which is also claimed by Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting.

Warner’s other centuries were scored against India and South Africa. He first plundered couple of centuries in the Test against South Africa at Capetown in 2014. He made 135 in te first innings and followed it up by 145 in the second. Warner went ballistic and in the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Down Under when he added more misery on India with his glorious knocks of 145 and 102 in both the innings.

Sunil Gavaskar was the first cricketer to achieve such milestone in Test ricket. He did it against West Indies on couple of occasions in 1970-71 and 1978-79 at Trinidad and Kolkata and Pakistan in 1978-79 at Karachi. His name will always be remembered in the cricket fraternity as the first man to have such captivating record to his name.

Ricky Ponting became the second cricketer to join the bandwagon when he achieved this landmark in the prime of his career. Ponting started this with couple of centuries in a Test against West Indies at Gabba in November 2005. The second one came at home in Sydney when the Proteas toured Australia in 2006. And he joined Sunil Gavaskar when he scored two more centuries against South Africa but this time in their own den at Durban in March 2006.

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Warner has been one of the pillars of strength for Australia in the recent times. His knack of taking on the bowlers early on in the innings stands him out. It’s a terrific record to have for someone who is widely reckoned for his explosive batting at the top irrespective of the format.