David Warner (Picture by Qamar Sibtain/The India Immediately Group by Getty Footage)
David Warner hit his 50th Indian Premier League half century on Thursday as he plundered runs with Jonny Bairstow off a hapless Punjab Kings XI assault to present Sunrisers Hyderabad a key win.
Even the quickest IPL 50 of the yr by Nicholas Pooran — from 17 balls — did not encourage Punjab who had been overwhelmed by 69 runs.
The victory boosted Hyderabad to 3rd contained in the eight-team desk whereas Punjab are caught on the underside with only one success from six video video video games.
Bairstow obtained proper right here agonisingly near his first century of the season, smashing 97 off 55 balls with six sixes and 7 fours.
He positioned on 160 for the primary wicket with Warner who made 52. His ninth straight half century within the path of Punjab took him earlier the landmark contained in the 13 yr outdated match.
Rising Indian spinner Ravi Bishnoi claimed each openers in his second over as he impressed with three wickets in three overs. And Hyderabad then struggled to attain 201 for six off their 20 overs.
Punjab misplaced early wickets. Captain Okay.L. Rahul acknowledged it was a “catastrophe” when opening affiliate Mayank Agarwal was run out after going by merely 9 balls.
The struggling facet maintained hopes whereas Pooran was nonetheless firing.
The West Indies star hit 4 sixes and a 4 off Abdul Samad’s solely over. Nonetheless Pooran ran out of dependable companions and was out for 77 off 37 balls. Punjab had been achieved off for 132.
“I used to be getting a bit nervous when Nicholas was hitting them over the stands,” acknowledged Hyderabad skipper Warner. “When he’s hitting them that clear you have got gotten frequently acquired to emphasize.”
Nonetheless the Australian furthermore praised his newest blitz alongside alongside along with his English fellow opener.
“I do not know why individuals suppose there’s moderately rather a lot hatred between the 2 nations,” he joked. “We love batting with one another. We satisfaction ourselves on working onerous between the wickets.”
“It was merely a sort of days when every half you hit went into the fielder’s palms”, acknowledged dejected Punjab captain Rahul. “All individuals is aware of what goes incorrect and we now have merely acquired to handle going.”