IPL 2020: David Warner scores 50+ score in IPL 50th time, creates IPL history

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

POS PLAYER Mat 50+
1 David Warner 132 50
2 Virat Kohli 182 42
3 Suresh Raina 193 39
4 Rohit Sharma 194 39
5 AB de Villiers 159 38

 

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

POS PLAYER Mat 50s
1 David Warner 132 46
2 Suresh Raina 193 38
3 Rohit Sharma 194 38
4 Virat Kohli 182 37
5 Shikhar Dhawan 164 37

 

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

POS PLAYER Mat Inns Runs HS Avg SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 Virat Kohli 182 174 5545 113 37.72 130.99 5 37 489 193
2 Suresh Raina 193 189 5368 100* 33.34 137.14 1 38 493 194
3 Rohit Sharma 194 189 5109 109* 31.73 131.37 1 38 446 208
4 David Warner 131 131 4933 126 42.89 141.6 4 46 477 187
5 Shikhar Dhawan 164 163 4706 97* 33.14 124.72 0 37 536 99

 

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.