Michael Hussey praised David Warner after his first Ashes ton during the Gabba Test.

"He has been through some difficult times on and off the field in the last 12 months. And to see him back to natural is awesome to watch. We all know how attacking he is, but for me his defence also looks equally strong.

"In Tests, he has still got a fair bit to prove. He seems determined to prove a few people wrong and he has certainly done that. He has realised that he is of value to the team and good to see that he wants to be in the Australian team," Hussey said.

He scored his first Ashes century as Australia's lead over England climbed at the Gabba on Saturday.

Warner jumped into the air and waved his bat around the Gabba, saluting his hundred.

He smashed Stuart Broad into the sight screen on the full for six but three balls later Broad enticed him to feather a catch to wicketkeeper Matt Prior on drinks in the middle session.