Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner smashed his 46th IPL fifty on Thursday while playing against Kings XI Punjab in the match no.22 of IPL 2020 and in the meantime he created history by becoming the first player in the history of the Indian Premier League to register 50 fifty-plus scores.
The 33-year-old opener currently has 46 fifties and four centuries in IPL. Second on the list is RCB captain Virat Kohli with 42 fifty-plus scores to his name in the IPL.
Players with most 50+ scores in IPL
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Meanwhile, Warner brought up his half-century off 37 deliveries and scored 52 runs off 40 balls before getting dismissed in the 16th over. He smashed 5 fours and a six during his innings. In the process he also completed his 9500 T20 runs.
Interestingly, the Australian batsman has most fifties to his name in IPL history.
Most Fifties in IPL
Also, it was Warner’s 9th successive 50 against KXIP and 46th overall in IPL. He already holds the record for the most successive fifties against an opponent –
- 9 David Warner vs KXIP (2015-20)
- 7 David Warner vs RCB (2014-16)
- 5 David Warner vs CSK (2014-19)
Warner is also the top-scoring foreign player in the tournament’s history and overall, he is fourth after Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma.
Most Runs in IPL
Earlier in the day, SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and opted to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium.
The Hyderabad side got off to an absolute flyer as openers Warner and Jonny Bairstow stitched 160-runs partnership for the first wicket.
Notably, Bairstow missed a century by whiskers as he was dismissed for 97. The English batsman hit 7 fours and 6 sixes during his innings.
However, after the dismissal of both the batsmen, SRH failed to add much to their scoreboard as they lost quick wickets. They were restricted to 201/6 in 20 overs by KXIP.