Warner: ‘Luck’ allowed century hat-trick

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Australia opener David Warner was delighted with his third ton in as many innings, scored in Dubai on Friday, but said he had a lot of lucky breaks along the way, both in this knock and against South Africa.

Warner’s 133 against Pakistan was the third in as many innings, adding to the 135 and 145 he made against the Proteas in Cape Town in March. This made him the seventh Aussie to achieve a hat-trick, along with Don Bradman and Adam Gilchrist.

Warner, who survived an appeal on 83, said: “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.”

Warner went on to express disappointment that his know was essentially in vain, as they collapsed to 303 all out. He was unimpressed with Alex Doolan getting run out, a criminal dismissal in Tests.

Warner said: “The way we batted is disappointing. Conditions are quite tough but we look at the run out (Alex Doolan). You shouldn’t be giving run out chances in Test match cricket.

“We pride ourselves on our running and unfortunately Alex gets out. That happens in cricket and then we have an hour break and lose a couple of quick wickets but that’s what can happen in this game.”

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