Brisbane, Nov 7: Australian opener David Warner hit his second century of the match in the 1st Test against New Zealand to join an elite company of just 3 batsmen.
Warner, Ponting and Gavaskar are the only 3 batsmen in Test history to have scored 2 centuries in a Test on 3 different occasions.
After his 163 on Thursday (November 5) at the Gabba, Warner hit a superb 113-ball 116 today in the second innings against the Kiwis.
This was the third instance for Warner with 2 hundreds in same Test. The previous 2 were against South Africa (October 2014) and India (October 2014).
Against South Africa in Cape Town, Warner hit 135 and 145. The same year, he scored 145 and 102 versus India in Adelaide.
Gavaskar achieved the feat in 1971 and 1978 while Ponting did it in 2005 and 2006.
Batsmen with twin centuries in a Test on 3 occasions
Sunil Gavaskar (India)
1. 124 and 220 Vs West Indies at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain (April 1971) - Match Drawn
2. 111 and 137 Vs Pakistan at National Stadium,
Karachi (November 1978) - Match Drawn
3. 107 and 182 Not Out Vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (December 1978) - Match Won
Ricky Ponting (Australia)
1. 149 and 104 Not Out Vs West Indies at Gabba, Brisbane (November 2005) - Match Won
2. 120 and 143 Not Out Vs South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (January 2006) - Match Won
3. 103 and 116 Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban (March 2006) - Match Won
David Warner (Australia)
1. 135 and 145 Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town (March 2014) - Match Won
2. 145 and 102 Vs India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (December 2014) - Match Won
3. 163 and 116 Vs New Zealand at Gabba, Brisbane (November 2015) - ?