David Warner starred with the bat for Delhi Capitals (DC) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 50 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Thursday (May 5).
Invited to bat first, DC lost Mandeep Singh (0) and Mitchell Marsh (10) cheaply but David Warner was determined to do well against his previous franchise and he held the one end firmly.
The left-handed opener attacked the SRH bowlers from the outset and shared a 48-run partnership for the third wicket with skipper Rishabh Pant to bail his team out of trouble.
After Pan’t dismissal on 16-ball 26 in the 9th over, Rovman Powell arrived in the middle and he and Warner took the Sunrisers attack to the cleaners for the rest of the innings.
Warner completed his half-century off 34 balls and then went berserk. He started dealing in boundaries while Powell inflicted the damage with his brutal hitting in the death overs. Thanks to their unbroken 122-run stand, Delhi Capitals piled up a mammoth 207/3 on the board.
While Warner stayed unbeaten on 92 off 58 balls (12 fours and 3 sixes), Powell finished with 67 not out off 35 balls (3 fours and 6 sixes).
For their dazzling batting display, David Warner and Rovman Powell received rich praises from the cricket fraternity on Twitter.
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