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Warner inflicts ton of pain on India

Warner inflicts ton of pain on India



PERTH: Australian opener David Warner slammed the equal fourth fastest century in Test cricket on a horror opening day for India in the third Test in Perth Friday.

Warner reached his hundred off 69 balls and did it in style, clouting debutant paceman Vinay Kumar for his third six of the innings.

The prodigious hit was the second-quickest ton at Perth's WACA Ground, behind Adam Gilchrist's 57-ball blitz against England in 2006.

It capped a miserable day for the tourists with Sachin Tendulkar's quest for an elusive 100th international hundred again delayed after he was dismissed for just 15.

The Indians, down 2-0 in the series and needing to win both remaining Tests to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, were routed for just 161 off 60.2 overs after being sent in to bat.

And they could not contain dynamic opener Warner, who has now scored two centuries in five Tests.


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