The 29 year old has scored hundreds in all three of his innings in the series against the Black Caps so far and he finished the day with the most runs ever scored by any batsman on the opening day of a Test in Australia.
He now has 15 centuries, a milestone only compatriot Donald Bradman, India's Sunil Gavaskar and Englishman Herb Sutcliffe achieved in fewer than the 45 Tests Warner has played.
In the process of accumulating the second highest Test score ever at the WACA, he became the 25th Australian batsman to accumulate 4,000 Test runs. Only Bradman, Matthew Hayden and Neil Harvey did it in fewer innings.
"He was outstanding," Usman Khawaja, who shared a stand of 302 for the second wicket with Warner, told ABC Radio.
"I was shocked when he got his third hundred in a row, that's pretty impressive, not many people can do that,” he added.
"I just kept telling him he's a genius and he is, he's on fire. The way he's batting at the moment, he's making it look so easy,” further added Khawaja.
Speed of scoring and aggression have always been Warner's trademarks but to those strengths he has added a new level of fitness, the ability to maintain concentration over long periods as well as an appreciation of when to fire and when to hold back.

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