Skipper David Warner led from the front, smashing a superb century to propel Sunrisers Hyderabad to an easy 48-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-hit IPL tie on Sunday. The Australian crushed the Kolkata bowlers with a 59-ball 126-run innings, which included 10 fours and 8 sixes to help take Hyderabad to an impressive 209-3 after Gautam Gambhir had decided to bowl after winning the toss.
Warner's knock was applauded by some of the biggest names in world cricket.
Unbelievable stuff David Warner. Century in only the 11th over. #SRHvKKR— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 30, 2017
This was defending champions' sixth win in 10 matches. They now have 13 points and are placed at the third spot in the table. For two-time champions and table-toppers KKR, it is only their third loss in 10 matches.
(With inputs from PTI)