David Warner © Getty Images
David Warner © Getty Images

 

 

Mar 4, 2014

 

David Warner became the 15th Australian to score a century in each innings of a Rest match as he dominated South Africa in the third Test at Cape Town (March 2014). Warner had scored a 152-ball 135 in the first innings of the Test. He is also the 23rd opener to achieve such a feat.

 

Warner has been in sublime form since the Ashes at home. He was the top-scorer in the Ashes 2013-14 and he has scored three centuries in this series. Warner punished the South African quicks as Australia piled on 494 in the first innings. And after Australia decided against enforcing the follow-on, Warner got another opportunity to take apart the Proteas bowling.

 

Former captain Ricky Ponting has achieved the feat three times while Greg Chappell, Allan Border and Matthew Hayden have each achieved it on two occasions. The last three instances of such a feat being achieved by Australians have all been done against South Africa.

 

No. Batsman 1st Innings 2nd Innings Opposition Year Venue
1 Warren Bardsley 136 130 England 2009 The Oval
2 Arthur Morris 122 124* England 1947 Adelaide
3 Don Bradman 132 127* India 1948 Melbourne
4 Jack Moroney 118 101* South Africa 1950 Johannesburg
5 Bob Simpson 153 115 Pakistan 1964 Karachi
6 Doug Walters 242 103 West Indies 1969 Sydney
7 Greg Chappell 247* 133 New Zealand 1974 Wellington
8 Ian Chappell 145 121 New Zealand 1974 Wellington
9 Greg Chappell 123 109* West Indies 1975 Brisbane
10 Allan Border 150* 153 Pakistan 1980 Lahore
11 Allan Border 140 114* New Zealand 1986 Christchurch
12 Dean Jones 116 121* Pakistan 1990 Adelaide
13 Steve Waugh 108 116 England 1997 Manchester
14 Matthew Hayden 197 103 England 2002 Brisbane
15 Matthew Hayden 117 132 Sri Lanka 2004 Cairns
16 Ricky Ponting 149 104* West Indies 2005 Brisbane
17 Ricky Ponting 120 143* South Africa 2006 Sydney
18 Ricky Ponting 103 116 South Africa 2006 Durban
19 Phil Hughes 115 160 South Africa 2009 Durban
20 *David Warner  135  101* South Africa  2014 Cape Town

 

*Updated when David Warner completed his century.

 

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