IPL 10 SRH vs KKR: Warner slams ton to elevate Hyderabad to 209/3
Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner was at his belligerent best against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as he notched up a 43-ball century to help his team aggregate a huge total of 209/3 in Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium here on Sunday.
He went on scoring 126 runs off only 59 balls with the help of 10 fours and 8 monstrous sixes, which is the highest score by a captain in ten seasons of IPL. He also became the first SRH player to complete a ton in the IPL history.
David Warner, in association with Shikhar Dhawan (29 off 30, 2 fours, 1 six) added 139 runs for the first wicket. He also added 32 runs with Kane Williamson for the second wicket before finally getting out and giving some respite to the struggling KKR bowlers.
Williamson played some of the most artistic and unorthodox shots during his 25-ball 40-run inning which was laced with 5 fours. He got run out in the final delivery of the inning. Yuvraj Singh remained unbeaten at 6 off 6 deliveries.
Chris Woakes, who went for 46 runs in his four overs, was the only successful bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders. Umesh Yadav was most impressive as he only conceded 30 runs off his four overs, though, he remained wicket-less.
Sunil Narine, who is considered among the toughest bowlers to take on, spent 37 runs in three overs, while China Man bowler Kuldeep Yadav leaked 43 runs off his four-over spell. Nathan Coulter-Nile also bowled quite nicely as he gave only 34 runs in his four overs. Yusuf Pathan, who was tried for just one over, got away with 17 runs off it.
Well, it would be interesting to see how KKR, which currently stands at the top of the IPL 2017 points table, would approach the massive target of 210 runs.