Australian opening batsman, David Warner was awarded Player of the Match in the 50th match of the Indian Premier League 2022 that was played between Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, May 5.
Sunrisers Hyderabad once again won the toss in the match and they invited Delhi Capitals to bat first. DC players David Warner and Rovman Powell showed a batting masterclass and helped Delhi Capitals score 207 runs.
Chasing the target, SRH openers Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma failed once again. Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram played amazing knocks but it was not enough for SRH to clinch a victory.
I knew if I played my strokes, it was going to come off – David Warner
Opener David Warner had a great 122 runs partnership with Rovman Powell in the match and his innings ended at 92 runs off 58 balls, including 12 beautiful looking fours and 3 terrific sixes.
During the post-match presentation ceremony, David Warner said that the wicket was a good one to bat on. He asserted:
“It’s a really nice wicket, I’ve had some success here. I knew if I played my strokes, it was going to come off. Challenging here in Mumbai with the humidity and I was cooked there towards the back end, I am getting older.”
David Warner added that having West Indies powerhouse Rovman Powell by his side was an amazing thing for him. He asserted:
“Having Rovman at the other end was amazing. I didn’t need extra motivation, we’ve seen what’s happened before, it was good to get the win.”
“ It was silly of me to run fast (while batting with Powell), he hit some clean, even Live the other day. These guys are clearing the fence like anything.”
While talking about his amazing switch-hit against Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Warner said:
“I thought he (Bhuvi) was going to bowl a yorker, it was wider. As I tried to turn, I actually saw Jos play one recently. I practised that in the nets, You got to try these shots.”
David Warner further stated:
“I said to him (Powell), I am running two no matter what and I don’t care if I get run-out. I am glad he could clear the fence.”
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