The left-handed batsman, who ended his nearly three-year drought, hit the mark on day two of the second Test against South Africa.
In the process, the 36-year-old also became the eighth Australian to complete 8,000 tries.
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With that, Warner became the 10th player to break a century in his 100th Test, the other hitters being: Colin Cowdrey (England), Javed Miandad (Pakistan), Gordon Greenidge (West Indies), Alec Stewart (England), Inzamam -ul-Haq (Pakistan), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Hashim Amla (South Africa), Joe Root (England).
He is also the only second Australian to reach a century in his 100th Test after Ricky Ponting slammed twin tons (120 and 143*) against South Africa in 2006, which was his 100th Test.
It was his first Test century since January 2020 as he proved doubters wrong with an aggressive 144-ball shot, hitting eight fours.
He conjured up his 25th century with a border, banging the air in celebration.
He had insisted before the match that “you are never out of shape”.
“Those are not the words I use and they are certainly not used in our dressing rooms,” he said. “It’s (about) running out of leads.”