David Warner first to two 150-plus scores in world cup history
David Warner (AFP Photo)

David Warner hit his 16th ODI century to help Australia post 381/5 against Bangladesh on Thursday and in the process equalled India skipper Virat Kohli.

Warner became only the second batsman to complete 16 ODI tons in 110 innings.

Warner, who struck 166 off 147 balls (14×4, 5×6), smashed his second ton in the ongoing edition of the tournament when he took the Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners.

Warner is also the first player in world cup history with two 150+ scores. He had earlier scored 178 against Afghanistan during the 2015 world cup.

Hashim Amla, who scored his 16th ODI century in 94 innings, holds the record for fewest innings to this feat.

Warner’s first century came against Pakistan in Taunton. In Australia’s first game, Warner scored an unbeaten 89 against Afghanistan.

Warner first shared a 121-run stand for the opening wicket with Aaron Finch (53) and then continued to dominate as he and Usman Khawaja (89) added another 192 runs.

Warner has been in good form since returning from a one-year ban — for his role in the ball tampering incident in Cape Town — as he won the Orange Cap in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League with 692 runs from 12 matches.

Warner is currently one of the top five run-getters in this edition of the showpiece event.