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HYDERABAD: David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 marketing campaign in model, notching up his eighth fifty of the season to assist Sunrisers Hyderabad take a step nearer in the direction of qualifying for the play-offs with a snug 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab on Monday.


Enjoying his final match of the season earlier than heading dwelling for World Cup preparations, Warner struck a belligerent 81 off 56 balls with seven fours and two sixes to finish his IPL 2019 marketing campaign with 692 runs, the best up to now within the event.

Chasing the imposing complete, KL Rahul (79 off 56, 4x4s, 5x6s) made a valiant effort with the bat however lacked assist from the opposite finish as Kings XI have been restricted to 167 for eight.

By advantage of this win, Sunrisers have consolidated their fourth place within the desk with 12 factors from 12 video games, whereas Kings XI are at 10 factors from as many matches.

Each the groups have two extra matches to go along with Kings XI nonetheless within the hunt.

Kings XI wanted a brisk begin however they did not get one, dropping explosive Chris Gayle early.

Gayle departed within the first ball of the third over, brilliantly caught by Manish Pandey off Khaleel Ahmed (3/40) with Kings XI scoreboard studying 11.

Thereafter, Rahul and Mayank Agarwal (27 off 18) added 60 off 39 balls to take Kings XI ahead.

However simply when the partnership was trying threatening, Agarwal was holed by Vijay Shankar off Rashid Khan (3/21) within the ninth over.

New man in Nicholas Pooran (21 off 10) performed a brief breezy knock earlier than Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a lovely catch at long-leg boundary off Ahmed to ship packing the batsman.

Rashid then got here to the get together and picked up two wickets — David Miller (11 off 11) and skipper Ravichandran Ashwin — in consecutive balls within the 13th over to face in an opportunity of registering a hat-trick which did not materialise.

From there on, the asking charge was tall for Rahul and debutant Prabhsimran Singh (16) and the previous lastly perished within the 19th over after a lovely knock to close the doorways for Kings XI.

Earlier, Warner and Wriddhiman Saha (28 off 13) received Sunrisers off to a brisk begin after being despatched into bat. The duo took the Kings XI bowlers to the cleaners to pile up 77 runs off the primary six overs of powerplay.

Warner made his intentions clear from the onset, hitting younger Arshdeep Singh for 2 boundaries within the opening over after which adopted it up with a six over long-off in Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s subsequent over.

Mujeeb was in for some therapy as Warner hit two extra boundaries within the spinner’s subsequent over after which Saha additionally discovered the fence to deliver up Sunrisers’ fifty within the fourth over.

Saha then went after Mohammed Shami (2/36) and hit the pacer for a boundary and 6 off consecutive balls.

Saha’s innings got here to an finish when he under-edged a Murugan Ashwin supply to debutant Prabhsimran Singh behind the stumps. Saha shared 78 runs off 6.2 overs with Warner for the opening stand.

Warner continued in the identical vein and notched up his eighth fifty of the season with a boundary off Shami within the 12th over.

Then got here in in-form Manish Pandey (36 off 25) and he too performed a fast knock in Warner’s firm.

Pandey, who struck three fours and a six, added 82 off 55 balls together with Warner earlier than Kings XI skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (2/20) struck twin blows within the 16th over to take away each the set batsmen.

First Ashwin accounted for Pandey after which two balls later dismissed Warner, caught by Mujeeb at level of what was a tired-looking shot.

Then skipper Kane Williamson (14 off 7) and Mohammad Nabi (20 off 10) additionally performed quick cameos in the direction of the tip.

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