Adelaide: David Warner today became the fourth Australian to have recorded at least 10 centuries after 33 Tests, joining an elite company that includes the likes of Sir Don Bradman and Neil Harvey from the famed 'Invincibles' squad of 1948.
Opening the innings, Warner smashed his way to a rollicking 145 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against India at the Adelaide Oval, laying the platform for a big first-innings total.
Australia's batsman David Warner celebrates after reaching his century on the first day of the the first Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Tuesday. Pic/AFP
Besides Warner, Bradman (18 centuries) and Harvey (12), the only other Australian to have notched 10 or more centuries after 33 Tests was Arthur Morris (10). All three are part of Bradman's 1948 'Invincibles'.
The left-hander Warner dispatched the ball to the fence 19 times during his 163-ball innings, helping his side to a comfortable 354 for six at stumps on the first day.
In 2014, he has amassed 959 runs at an average of 73.76 in seven matches, with the help of five centuries.