Tamil Diplomat

Warner blasts fastest Sydney Cricket Ground ton in Windies Test draw

Australia’s David Warner lit up the final day of the rain-ruined third Test with the fastest Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground as the match meandered to a draw against the West Indies on Thursday.Man-of-the-match Warner, determined to finish an undistinguished series on a high, reached his 16th Test century off 82 balls before a small Sydney crowd in the last rites to a frustrating Test. It eclipsed Matthew Hayden’s 84-ball ton against Zimbabwe in 2003.The buccaneering opener had a highest score of 64 in the two previous Tests as teammates helped themselves to six centuries against the tourists’ innocuous bowling attack.Warner was hell-bent on rectifying that deficiency and attacked the bowling from the first ball to raise his maiden ton against the West Indies.When the match was called off at 4:50 pm local time, Warner was unbeaten on 122 off 103 balls with Peter Nevill on seven and Australia 176 for two in reply to the West Indies’ 330.