David Warner smashed an unbeaten 335 on Saturday while Steve Smith became the fastest man to 7,000 Test runs as Australia put Pakistan to the sword before declaring on day two of the second Test in Adelaide.
Warner brought up the mark with a boundary off Mohammad Abbas, smashing 37 fours in the near-faultless innings. His only stroke of luck came on 226 when he got caught in the gully, only for the umpire to call Muhammad Musa's delivery a no-ball.
Warner is the first player since India's Karun Nair made 303 not out in 2016 against England to reach the magical mark and he joins an elite club, including Azhar Ali who is captaining Pakistan in the current series. The West Indies Brian Lara's 400 not out against England at St John's in 2004 remains the highest Test score of all time.
Australia captain Tim Paine declared Australia's first innings in the pink-ball Test against Pakistan at 589/3 with opener David Warner unbeaten on 335*(418). "Australia has missed a trick here. Paine should have let David Warner chase Brian Lara's record of 400*," a fan tweeted. "Surprising declaration by Paine," wrote another. "Only God knows why he’s the captain," another tweet read.