During the first ODI between India and Australia in Mumbai, David Warner has broken a 28-year-old Australian record. He became the fourth-fastest man in history of ODI cricket to score 5000 internationals runs.
Warner broke Australian record
In the sixth over of Australian innings bowled by Shardul Thakur, Daviw Warner was given caught behind but opted for a review. Thankfully he survived. The next overdelivered by Jasprit Bumrah saw Warner smashing a boundary off the second ball and recording 5000 ODI runs. Warner took just 115th ODI innings to achieve this feat.
The left-hander is just behind the Proteas batter Hashim Amla (101 innings), West Indian legend Sir Vivian Richards and Indian skipper Virat Kohli (both 114 innings) among males in one-day international cricket. Among the Aussies, he created a new record to become the fastest of the pack breaking the Dean Jones’ record. Jones took 128 ODI innings to score 5000 international one day runs back in 1992.
Apart from Warner Matthew Hayden (133 innings), Michael Bevan (135) and Ricky Ponting (137) are the only other Australians to reach the mark in less than 140 innings.
Warner and Finch going strong
While chasing 256 runs in Mumbai, David Warner and Aaron Finch are going strong and at the time of writing this article, Australia are 226 for no loss at the end of 33 overs. Warner continued his great form of the past one year and confidently picked up his 21st fifty while the skipper Finch also joined him with a fabulous fifty.
Earlier Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul who came at number 3 scored 74 and 47 respectively and helped India reach a decent score. Otherwise, the rest of the batting line-up failed to deliver as expected. Thanks to some late efforts from Ravindra Jadeja (25) and Rishabh Pant (28) that the Indian team was able to set a target of 256 for Australians in 49.1 overs.
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