Warner becomes fastest Australian to 5000 ODI runs

David Warner struck an unbeaten 128 and shared an unbroken 258-run partnership with captain and opening partner Aaron Finch.

David Warner's celebrates his 18th ODI century.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Australia opener David Warner added another feather to his cap as he became the fastest Australian to score 5000 ODI runs.

Warner achieved the milestone as soon as he reached his individual score of 10 in the first ODI of the three-match rubber against India at the Wankhede Stadium.

Meanwhile, in the overall list of fastest batsman to reach 5000 ODI runs, Warner now stands at the fourth spot after taking 115 innings to do so.


South Africa’s Hashim Amla tops the chart after amassing 5000 runs from 101 innings and is followed by West Indies great Viv Richards (114 innings).

With the feat, Warner also surpassed Joe Root and Brian Lara to become the third-fastest batsman to reach 5000 runs in ODIs. While Root achieved the feat in 116 innings, Lara took 118 innings to do so.

The previous fastest Australian to reach 5000 runs was Dean Jones, who took 128 innings.

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