first_imgAustralian opener David Warner completed 500 runs in the ongoing World Cup 2019 as he scored 53 off 61 to lay the foundation of his team’s 285/7 batting first at Lord’s. He became the 8th player overall and only the 3rd Australian ever to the 500-run mark in a single World Cup edition, joining legends Mathew Hayden (659 runs) and Ricky Ponting (539 runs) – both in the 2007 edition.Warner’s opening partner and current Australian captain Aaron Finch could have joined the left-hander to the mark but fell short by 4 runs. But Finch did go one step ahead of Warner on Tuesday as he went on to complete a magnificent century. The skipper will have more chances to complete 500 runs in this edition during Australia’s next match against neighbours New Zealand on June 29.Follow ENGvAUS LiveIndia’s Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs, 2003) currently leads the pack in terms of most runs scored in a single World Cup. In fact, Tendulkar is the only cricketer to have done it twice, as he scored 523 runs in the 1996 edition. Here is the list of all 9 batsmen who have scored 500 or more runs in a World Cup:Sachin Tendulkar – 673 (2003)Matthew Hayden – 659 (2007)Mahela Jayawardene – 548 (2007)Martin Guptill – 547 (2015)Kumar Sangakkara – 541 (2015)Ricky Ponting – 539 (2007)Tillakaratne Dilshan – 500 (2011)David Warner – 500* (2019)Earlier, Finch and Warner became the first pair in world cricket to register 5 successive 50-plus opening stands in a World Cup. The duo achieved the feat on Tuesday, going past the previous record of 4 such stands on the trot – Chris Tavare and Graeme Fowler (4) in 1983, David Boon and Geoff Marsh (4) between 1987 and 1992, Amar Sohail and Saeed Anwar (4) in 1996, Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (4) in 2003.advertisementNotably, Finch and Warner stitched their 3rd 100-plus stand of World Cup 2019 for Australia as they comfortably put pressure on the England bowling attack without taking any risks. The duo added 123 runs for the opening stand before David Warner fell to Moeen Ali for 53.Warner and Finch also have set the record for the highest opening stand for Australia vs England in England in ODIs.The pair has been so prolific for Australia that together they have scored 42.6% (996 runs till Tuesday) of the all the runs their team have churned out in this World Cup. Clearly, therein lie some clues on how to tackle the Australians going ahead.Also Read | England vs Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch set new World Cup recordAlso Read | World Cup 2019 scenarios: England can be knocked out, Pakistan still in the huntlast_img read more