David Warner makes three records with a half-century against CSK.
David Warner became the fourth player to record 10,000 runs in T20 cricket during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in Delhi on Wednesday. The SRH captain also became the eighth hitter to score 200 or more sixes in IPL history.
Passing 10,000 T20 runs with a double by Lungi Ngidi in 15th, the Australian became the fourth cricketer to join the elite club after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Shoaib Malik. He made these two amazing records in the space of just two installments.
SRH traveled half a century from Warner and Manish Pandey along with a cameo from Kane Williamson to post 171 for 3 in 20 overs. Warner (57 of 55 balls) and Pandey (61 of 46 balls) added 106 runs for the second wicket.
Warner now has the most half-centuries (50) in IPL. The closest to him is Shikhar Dhawan with 43 IPL fifty, closely followed by Virat Kohli (40), Rohit (40), de Villiers (40), and Raina (39).
Warner seemed frustrated at times by the inability to force the pace on a court where the ball didn’t always hit the bat. His 50th half-century IPL had three fours and two sixes, but it wasn’t his usual aggressive, boisterous punch. He couldn’t get going and his powerful shots went straight to the fielders.
Ngidi ended Warner’s misery by being caught (by Ravindra Jadeja) attempting a great shot on quick delivery. The first six overs produced 39 runs.
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