david warner scored 200 runs in boxing day test
Opener David Warner was named player of the match
Australia take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match Test series
new Delhi. Australia’s explosive opener David Warner played a key role in getting his team a big win in the Boxing Day Test match against South Africa. This was the 100th match of Warner’s Test career. He left no stone unturned to make it memorable. Australia defeated South Africa by an innings and 182 runs on the fourth day itself in the second Test match of the series played in Melbourne on the basis of a brilliant innings by the left hand batsman. Warner was awarded the Johnny Mullagh Medal after the match. Now you must be thinking that what is this medal after all? And why was it given to Warner? We tell you.
David Warner scored a double century in the first innings. This was the third double century of Warner’s Test career. He was chosen player of the match. The player who is selected as the player of the match in the Boxing Day Test is awarded the Johnny Mullagh Medal.
Mulagh was the first captain of the Australian team abroad
Johnny Mullagh () Johnny Mullagh Medal history He was the captain of the first Australian team to go on an overseas tour. The team toured England in 1868 under the leadership of Mulag. The medal is named after him. The awarding of this medal started with the Boxing Day Test match. For the first time this medal was won by Australian pacer Scott Boland. Then Team India went on a tour of Australia.
Australia capture Test series
Talking about the match, the South African team was bundled out for 189 runs in the first innings. In response, Australia declared the first innings at 575 for 8 wickets. South Africa’s second innings collapsed for 204 runs. In this way, Australia has made an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match Test series. Australia won the first Test match played in Gaba by 6 wickets.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 29, 2022, 12:02 IST