Warner rewrites record books on day one at WACA
DAVID Warner will look to inflict more pain on an already-wilting New Zealand bowling attack after a record-breaking day one of the second Test at the WACA.
Warner will resume on Saturday 244 not out with the Australians 2-416 and looking to pile on the runs quickly on what promises to be another glorious day in Perth.
The New South Wales batsman's first Test double hundred came on the day Warner brought up 4000 runs for his country on his way to a third straight Test hundred, his fourth consecutive ton against the Black Caps.
Only Sir Donald Bradman has reached that 4000-run milestone quicker, taking 31 Tests to Warner's 45.
Warner's 244 was also the highest total on a single day of Test cricket on home soil by an Australian.
Again only Bradman has scored more at home or abroad when he scored 309 in a day.
Warner added 302 with Usman Khawaja for the second wicket - the highest in a Test match between Australia and New Zealand.
Khawaja was out just before stumps for 121, his second century in a week following his 178 in the first Test win at the Gabba.
That record partnership came after Warner and Joe Burns added 101 for the first wicket, Australia's fifth straight 100-run partnership in Tests going back to the Ashes.
The hundred was Warner's third at the WACA, also a record for any player.
It could have been different if the Black Caps had the better of umpiring decisions and the DRS system.
Warner survived a tight LBW call on 78 when Trent Boult appeared to trap him in front.
Umpire S Ravi turned down the appeal with the Decision Review System saying the ball was only clipping the top of off stump but not enough for the umpire to overturn his original decision.
Khawaja also appeared to have a life on 36 when he looked to have been caught behind by BJ Watling off the bowling of Mark Craig, but umpire Nigel Llong turned down that appeal too.
TV replays suggested the Queenslander had got a slight edge but with no reviews remaining, the decision stood.