new Delhi: Australia ended their exile after 16 years by defeating South Africa in the Boxing Day Test match. In this victory of Australia, opener David Warner played an important role. This was the 100th match of Warner’s Test career. He surprised everyone by batting brilliantly in his match. He won everyone’s heart by scoring 200 runs in this match. Because of this he has been awarded a special medal.
David Warner was awarded the Johnny Mullagh Medal after the match. Warner scored a double century in the first innings. This was the third double century of Warner’s Test career. After the match he was adjudged player of the match. Let us tell you that the player who is selected as the player of the match in the Boxing Day Test is awarded the Johnny Mullagh Medal.
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Johnny Mullagh Medal history was the captain of the first Australian team to go on an overseas tour. The Australian team went to England in 1868 under the leadership of Johnny Mullagh. This special medal has been named after him. The awarding of this special medal started with the Boxing Day Test match. The Johnny Mullagh Medal was first awarded to Australian pacer Scott Boland. Then Team India went on a tour of Australia.
Talking about the match, in the Boxing Day Test played in Melbourne, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Australia bundled out South Africa for 189 runs in the first innings. Australia beat South Africa by an innings and 182 runs on the fourth day of the Boxing Day Test. South Africa had nine wickets in hand at the start of the fourth day’s play. But, by the end of the second session, South Africa had lost 9 wickets. Because of which South Africa’s second innings was reduced to 204 runs. At the same time, Australia won the first Test of the series by 6 wickets.