The 27-year-old opener reached triple figures in just 84 balls, with 60 of his runs coming courtesy of the boundary rope.
Warner looked set for a huge score against the Bushrangers, but, after racking up his 16th four just two balls after bringing up his ton, he went for one big shot too many and was snared by Scott Boland.
Warner attempted to pull a short Boland delivery but only succeeded in sending it down Peter Siddle's throat at mid-on to be dismissed for a whirlwind 104 off only 87 deliveries.
The entertaining knock came hot on the heels of his scintillating Ryobi Cup form, which saw him hit three centuries including 197 against Victoria in the elimination final.
The purple patch serves as a dramatic change in fortunes for Warner, who had a miserable Ashes series after being suspended for punching English batsman Joe Root at a Birmingham nightclub.
Warner was then dropped from Australia's one-day international squads that took on England and, most recently, India before beginning the Ryobi Cup in terrible fashion with scores of four, nought and 17.
But he now would appear a certainty to retain his spot in the Test team for the Ashes opener in Brisbane in a fortnight's time.
uld appear a certainty to retain his spot in the Test team for the Ashes opener in Brisbane in a fortnight's time.