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David Warner scores brilliant century as Sunrisers Hyderabad earn win

Jul 5th 2020, 8:15 am
Posted by clemmiefra

A blistering 126 off 59 balls from David Warner carried defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to an emphatic 48-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.

The Sunrisers captain hit 10 fours and eight sixes in his team's imposing total of 209-3, ecosystem.fi after Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir had won the toss and opted to field first.

In reply, Knight Riders could only score 161-7 after rain interrupted their run-chase for nearly 45 minutes.

Robin Uthappa top-scored with 53 before he holed out at long off to Warner.

David Warner scored 126 off 59 balls as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders

David Warner scored 126 off 59 balls as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-29) took his wickets tally in the tournament to 20, as Knight Riders' chase never got going.

'It was outstanding, we generally look to bat first and set the tone with a positive intent from ball one,' Warner said.

'We managed to maintain the run rate of 10 an over, which was amazing.'

Despite the loss, Knight Riders lead the table with 14 points with a better run-rate than Mumbai Indians, who also have 14 points, but have played a game less than Knight Riders' 10.
Sunrisers follow with 13 points.

Warner cut loose from the outset, but also profited from three dropped catches - on 13, 86 and 110 - with Chris Woakes missing two of the chances.

Warner was so dominant that he reached his fifty off 20 balls in only the fifth over, smashing Sunil Narine for a reverse sweep six.

He brought up his century in the 11th over off 43 balls with seven fours and eight sixes, driving seamer Umesh Yadav to midwicket and scampering for two runs.

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