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It's an honour to be alongside those names: David Warner

By Rashmi Nanda -

Australian opener David Warner feels honored after becoming the fifth man to score a century before lunch on the first day of a Test.

Warner, who scored 100 runs in just 78 deliveries against Pakistan in the first session of the third Test in Sydney, equivalent an achievement only achieved by Victor Trumper, Charlie Macartney, Don Bradman and Majid Khan.

With this century, Warner became the first player to achieve the landmark on the Australian soil. Davy was delighted to have earned a place alongside such well-regarded group. Warner said, "It's an honor to be alongside those names. I had absolutely no idea about that stat. I knew about hundreds in a session, but not that stat at all. I started last year with a hundred here and I've done it again and I've got to capitalize on that. It's rewarding as an individual, but this is a team sport and I was happy to get the guys off to a great start."

Wahab Riaz, who dismissed Aussie opener Warner when he was on 113, on the other end Matt Renshaw, batted throughout the day and reached stumps with a score of 167 not out. 

The 20-year-old batsman stated, "That first session was all just a bit of a whirlwind. Davey was absolutely smoking them and I was just trudging along on not many. I was trying not to keep up with him like I have done in the past apparently. He keeps telling me that I'm not going to keep up with him too much and I didn't try at all."

When a delivery from Mohammed Amir bounced up and struck the grill of Renshaw's helmet (was on 91) that time there was cause for concern. Though, Matt returned to the action after passing tests conducted by Doctor Peter Brunker.
 
Renshaw said, "He asked me if I was okay. I was fine, so I just wanted to be out there. I didn't want to retire hurt on 91. He asked me the score, and who the last person out was, but I got them pretty right. I think I was four runs off the score, so not too bad."