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Warner feels lucky to match don Bradman

Australian opener David Warner believes luck played a part in his matching illustrious countryman Don Bradman’s three consecutive Test hundreds, he on Friday. The 27-year-old left-hander smashed 133 for his ninth Test century, his third in as many innings following his 135 and 145 against South Africa in Cape Town in March this year.

That makes him the seventh Australian to score three in three innings, the last two of them the great Bradman (1948) and Adam Gilchrist (2005). Warner said he was lucky to be equal Bradman’s feat. ‘It comes with a lot of luck. I’ve had a couple of chances dropped in South Africa and here, if I was reviewed, I was out as well.

That’s the game. Sometimes it’s in your favour. Sometimes you nick the first few in your next couple of innings. You have to keep riding that roller-coaster of being in form. It’s how you play. You’re going to have some luck,’ said Warner. But despite his hundred, Australia fell for 303 in their first innings, conceding an invaluable 151-run lead to Pakistan’s first outing of 454. By close on the third day, Pakistan had stretched their lead to 189, scoring 38 without loss in the second innings, a position which dismayed Warner.   Warner also hoped Australia make runs hard to come by for Pakistan on Saturday.
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