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Game Changing Twist: Despite Losing Wicket At 99, David Warner Smashes His 21st Test Century

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| December 26 , 2017 , 14:46 IST

Australian star cricketer David Warner's eye-popping innings during the Day 1 of fourth Ashes Test proved that even a wicket-taking ball can't stop the determined player from meeting his goal. While locking horns with English team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday, the batsman had a moment of his life.

The Australian opener was about to miss his 21st test century when the entire world conspired for his well-deserved gift. After losing his wicket to England debutant Tom Curran at 99, the player was on his way to the pavilion when he was called back after a third-umpire review which showcased a no-ball for overstepping by Curran.

On the same ball, Warner has scored a single which counted for his century causing a massive roar by the stadium crowd which congratulated the player for his 21st test century. The announcement worked as a driving force for David who ripped of his helmet to salute the huge Boxing Day crowd at the MCG.

However, the decision came as a huge blow to English player who was playing his first Test. Despite coming his century, Warner went off the field soon after reaching 103 at the hands of James Anderson, who took his 100th Ashes wicket. Having faced 151 balls, David smashed 13 fours and a six off Moeen Ali's ball in the over, played before lunch.

Having played 70 test matches, Warner has scored over 6000 runs and became the fourth fastest Australian to reach the score after Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden and alongside Greg Chappell. The hosts are already leading the series by 3-0 and are aimed at claiming the series by 5-0.