The table toppers, Kolkata Knight Riders didn’t have any answers to the pocket dynamo from Australia, David Warner, who smashed a 43-ball hundred to single-handedly kick KKR out of the game. The ‘Goliath’ effort from David was given an apt finish by Kiwi captain, Williamson who scored a 25-ball 40 to propel SRH to 209. Their pace bowling trio of Bhuvneshwar, Siraj and Siddharth Kaul put up an inspired bowling display as they scalped two wickets each to hand KKR a 48-run defeat. Robin Uthappa tried his best with his quick-fire 53 of 28 balls but the mounting asking-rate got the better of him which left the KKR chase in shambles.
Here’s the glimpse of the ‘Goliath’ effort from David Warner–
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Here’s a look at some numbers from the champions’ clash-
5 Fifth win for SRH batting first this season from 7 games- they have the best bat first win percentage this IPL.
2 SRH won by 48-runs-their second best in terms of runs in IPL.
5 wins from 5 matches at home for SRH- only team unbeaten at home so far this season.
2 This is only the second instance of KKR conceding 200+ runs in their 142 IPL appearances so far.
209 is the highest score for SRH in IPL – Previous best was 208 against RCB in Bengaluru last season. This is also the highest score against KKR by any team- Previous best was of KXIP, 204 in 2010.
20 balls taken by Warner to complete his fifty- the joint fastest fifty for SRH in IPL alongside Henriques against RCB in 2015 and Warner himself against CSK in 2015.
4.1 Warner got to his fifty on the first ball of fifth over of the SRH innings- No batsman has ever done this faster than him.
18 Uthappa got to his 18th fifty in IPL- the most by any wicket-keeper eclipsing 17 fifties by MSD.
2259 runs by Uthappa are the second most by any player while chasing in IPL- only Gambhir (2349 runs) ahead of him.
11 Warner got to his hundred in the 11th over of SRH innings- third fewest overs taken by any batsmen to reach hundred. Gayle (8.5 overs) and Gilchrist (10 overs) have done it faster than him.
4 only four wickets lost by SRH in powerplays this season-least by any team. They average 106.25 runs per wicket in PP while their run-rate of 7.63 in PP is Sixth best in the competition.
21 Wickets taken by Bhuvneshwar against KKR in IPL- most by any bowler going past Zaheer’s 19 scalps against Knightriders.
6 This was the Sixth century for David Warner in his T20 career- third most alongside Michael Klinger and Luke Wright. Gayle (18) and McCullum (7) lead the race.
2 This is the second consecutive hundred run stand between Warner and Dhawan. The only other opening pair to do that is Gambhir-Uthappa in 2014. David-Dhawan have done it twice- first in 2014.
2 SRH is the only side to score 200+ runs in consecutive innings on two different occasions. CSK, MI and RCB are next in the list with one such instance each.
62 runs scored by Warner in the powerplay overs- third most by any batsmen after Raina (87) against KXIP in 2014 and Gilchrist (74) against DD in 2009.
79 runs scored by SRH in powerplay- highest for them in IPL. Previous best was 76 against CSK in 2015.
1000 runs completed by Warner at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad – third most by an overseas player at an IPL venue with Gayle (1538 runs at Bengaluru) and De Villiers (1368 runs at Bengaluru).
Brief Scores: SRH 209-3 ( Warner 126 and Woakes 1-46) beat KKR 161-7 ( Uthappa 53 and Siraj 2-26) by 48 runs.