New Delhi: An undesirable fact was added to the name of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) rapper David Warner in the 43rd match of IPL 2020 on Saturday. It looked as if the Hyderabad batsman would easily achieve the small target of 127 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). But that did not happen.
Warner got off to a good start with a 56-run stand with John Bairstow, but Ravi Bishnoi (4 overs, 13 runs, one wicket) broke the opening pair. The rising leg-spinner caught Warner (35) behind the wicket by KL Rahul. After this, the Punjab team dominated in such a way that even this simple goal proved to be a mountain for Hyderabad. And he lost this match by 12 runs.
Warner returned to the pavilion with 35 off 20 balls, adding an incredible record to Warner’s name that tells the story of his failure this season. Indeed, it was the first time since 2014 that Warner, playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, had failed to cross the 50-run mark in five consecutive innings.
IPL: Warner’s last 5 innings
48 (38) vs RR, Dubai
9 (13) vs. CSK, Dubai
47 (33) * vs KKR, Abu Dhabi
4 (4) vs RR, Dubai
35 (20) vs. KXIP, Dubai