David Warner scored his 25th test century at the MCG on December 27 against South Africa marking an end to his century drought in the longest format. Warner’s century drought continued for almost 3 years and his last century came against Trans-Tasman rival New Zealand in January 2020 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Southpaw completed his century in 144 deliveries.
Incidentally, the 2nd test match against South Africa at MCG is Warner’s 100th test appearance. He also completed 8300 runs in test cricket en route to his 25th test hundred.
Warner wasn’t at the best of his form appearing in the 2-test match series against the Proteas. He had an average series before this against the West Indies. He had a forgettable outing against South Africa in the first test match where his scores across innings read 0 and 3.
Before the commencement of his 100th test match, Warner had pledged to play with aggression and get back into form. He said that whenever he has been pushed against the wall, he has competed and come out even stronger. Warner’s family and close friends witnessed his 100th test appearance and he thanked them in his way – by scoring a century.