Cricket records are falling fast in the Australia vs Pakistan test match in Sydney as David Warner bats with explosive power to grab a second record inside of a week.

On the opening day, 3 January 2017, The 30-year-old scored a century before lunch which means he joins the top four other cricketers who managed this feat. These include iconic players like Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney, Don Bradman and Majid Khan. Warner was the first to achieve this in Australia.

In the rain-plagued game which delayed play on and off through the first few days, Warner found something special and blasted off a second explosive record on the fourth day.

News Com Australia described his play as “berserk” in the second stint at wicket as he fired off an astonishing 27 runs off 14 balls. In this, he managed to smoke the Pakistan bowler Yasir Shah for 20 runs off four consecutive balls. He managed four fours and a six to take the title of second fastest 50 in test history. He sits just behind Misbah-ul-Haq’s 21 ball record.

Cricket Pakistan vs Australia; Warner’s 2nd fastest 50 Test record

Bill Lawry described Warner’s batting performance as “freakish” and “a special batting performance.”When Steve Smith opted to bat again rather than force a follow-on, it seemed he was trying to get a big lead on the board up against the tourists and with Warner looking like he never even left the crease, the batsman did not disappoint.

His fast play was daunting and thrilling to watch.Warner is well known for his aggressive batting style and he favours the switch hit and while he is a left hander he will take a right-handed stance to confuse bowlers.

Warner is riding high at the moment, but he is known for some controversy on the cricket pitch. The aggressive batting sometimes comes out against players in a more personal fashion and one example of his “Game Play” was exhibited in South Africa when Australia played the team in Pretoria.

His on-field altercation with wicket-keeper Thami Tsolekile resulted in two censures from the umpires. He later described this as merely “friendly banter.”

David Warner’s second fastest 50 test record off 23 balls means he overtook Kallis who grabbed it off 24 balls against Zimbabwe, Shillingford versus New Zealand at 25 balls and Afridi against India with 26 balls.

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