David Warner and Michael Clarke scored centuries on Saturday morning to put Australia in a commanding position in the first Ashes Test against England at the Gabba, Brisbane. Here are the statistical highs from Day 3's play:
# David Warner has recorded his fourth Test hundred - his first vs England.
# Warner has registered a Test hundred each vs England, India, New Zealand and South Africa.
# Warner's 124 is his second highest Test score, next only to a career-best 180 vs India at Perth in January 2012.
# Michael Clarke's 113 is his sixth hundred vs England - his 25th in Tests.
# The six batsmen posting 25 hundreds or more for Australia in Tests are Ricky Ponting (41), Steve Waugh (32), Matthew Hayden (30), Don Bradman (29), Allan Border (27) and Michael Clarke (25).
# In the course of his aforesaid innings, Clarke has completed his 3000 runs in 30 Tests as captain - his aggregate being 3073 (ave.62.71), including eleven hundreds and seven fifties.
# Amongst the 22 captains with 3000 runs or more, Don Bradman (101.51) and Clarke (62.71) are the only ones to manage an average of sixty-plus.
# Clarke has emulated Greg Chappell's feat of recording five Test hundreds at Gabba.Â Both share a record for most hundreds (5) at this venue.
# Clarke is the third batsman to manage 1,000 runs in Tests at Gabba. The leading run-getters at this venue are - Ricky Ponting (1335), Michael Clarke (1030) and Greg Chappell (1006).
# Clarke has registered three successive Test hundreds at Gabba - 139 vs New Zealand in 2011; 259 not out vs South Africa and 113 vs England in 2013.
# Ricky Ponting had recorded hundreds in three consecutive innings - 149 & 104 not out vs West Indies in 2005-06 and 196 vs England in 2006-07.Â Â Â Â
# Warner and Clarke were involved in a stand of 158 - Australia's seventh century stand for the third wicket vs England at Brisbane (Gabba).
# After the 113-run stand between Ponting and Ed Cowan vs India at Melbourne in December 2011, the aforesaid partnership is the first century stand for Australia for the third wicket in 41 innings.
Stats courtesy: Rajesh Kumar