Vice-captain David Warner made history at the Sydney Cricket Ground today by becoming the first batsman to score a Test century on Australian soil before lunch. The incredible feat hadn’t been seen in 40 years, with Warner joining Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney, Don Bradman and Majid Khan as the only other players to do so.
The fiery opener scored 100 off 78 balls and finished with 113 to put Australia in a commanding position early on day one. Newcomer Matt Renshaw made slow work of his maiden Test ton but received a hero’s welcome from the SCG crowd of 30,005 after reaching the milestone off 201 balls.
Stumps were drawn at 3/365 with Handscomb (40*) and Renshaw (167*) to resume play at 10.30am in the morning. Please note that seat reservation stickers will be handed out at turnstiles for the duration of the New Year’s Test as a result of revised weather and crowd forecasts.