Warner century in Boxing Day Ashes Test


26 December, 2017 09:49 AM

Warner century in Boxing Day Ashes Test

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Australia opener David Warner hit his 21st Test century in dramatic circumstances in the fourth Test against England in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Warner was given out when he top-edged debutant paceman Tom Curran to mid-on on 99, only for replays to pick up a no-ball for overstepping and Warner was recalled.

Warner raised his hundred off the next ball with a flick off his hip and celebrated by ripping off his helmet to salute the huge Boxing Day crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

It was a crushing blow for the Surrey paceman Curran playing in his first Test to give Warner a no-ball reprieve on 99 before seeing the Australian opener joyously reach triple figures on the next ball.