Australia's David Warner raises his arms to celebrate a ton against Pakistan.
Australia's David Warner raises his arms to celebrate a ton against Pakistan. Rick Rycroft

Warner scores ton in a session

DAVID Warner has re-written the record books, becoming the first player to score a century in the first session of a Test match in Australia.

Warner achieved the feat from the second ball of last over before lunch at the SCG, with a three off Wahab Riaz.

It was his 18th century and came off 78 balls and included 17 boundaries.

Warner, who also scored a ton at the Boxing Day Test, joins a list of five players who have scored a hundred in the first session of a Test match.

Sir Donald Bradman, Charles Macartney and Victor Trumper are the other Australians to have achieved the feat, with Pakistani Majid Khan the other man to do it.

Khan was the last to do it, scoring a ton in the first session in 1976 against New Zealand.

Australia was 0-126 at the break, with Matt Renshaw unbeaten on 25.

Steve Smith won the toss and Warner took to all the Pakistan bowlers.

Imran Khan was the man to take most punishment, going for 44 off his seven overs.

More to come



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