Sydney, 3rd Test match between Pakistan and Australia, David Warner’s maiden test century and historic hundred with fellow Matt Renshaw kept Australia Undeclared on 365-3 on the first day of the 3rd match between Pakistan and Australia at Sydney cricket Ground on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
In the start of the day Australia won the toss as the day started brightly for the host Australians with Warner becoming the first player, scoring a hundred in the opening session of the test in Sydney cricket ground.
Warner broke 17 boundaries and a 78-ball century which he completed before lunch in the final over. The out class opener removed his helmet to celebrate his 18th test century, third in Sydney, in front of a huge 30,305 crowd at his home ground.
Warner also paid tribute to former Australian cricketer and opener Philip Hughes, who died after being hit by a short pitched ball in a domestic game at the SCG in 2014. He said “Every time I walk out here my little mate (Philip Hughes) is walking with us and it’s always in the back of my mind here.
“He’s with me and I always think that he’s up to the other end with me. Every time I score runs here, I score a hundred it’s always for him.”
Warner wicket was taken by Wahab Riaz at 113-95 gave catch to the Sarfraz Ahmed Renshaw, played with discipline in his fourth test, in supporting Warner early, but became more attacking after his fellow opener Warner’s dismissal to raise his maiden test century off 201 balls, with eight boundaries.
Renshaw will start the 2nd day with 167, with an unbroken 121-run partnership with Peter Handscomb (40 not out), will play for the victory in 3rd test and to clean sweep Pakistan.
Pakistan lost the second test in Melbourne by an innings and 18 runs. Australia won the first test at Brisbane by 39-runs.