Opening batsman David Warner smashed a marauding 126 runs off 59 deliveries as Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a crucial 48-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.
Warner and Shikhar Dhawan forged a 139-run partnership for the opening wicket.
The Hyderabad captain unleashed mayhem as he milked 10 fours and eight sixes to power his team to 209/3 in 20 overs.
Kane Williamson (40 off 25) later ensured that Hyderabad crossed the 200-run mark with smart strokeplay.
Opening batsmen Narine (1) and Gambhir (11) mistimed deliveries from Mohammed Siraj and Siddharth Kaul, as Kolkata were reduced to 12/2 in 2.3 overs.
Uthappa, meanwhile completed his fifty. But he soon was removed by Siraj, with Warner taking a catch at long-off to halt Kolkata’s progress.
Kolkata reached 52/2 in seven overs when rain halted the match for around 45 minutes.
With 80 runs required from four overs, Colin de Grandhomme and Sheldon Jackson (16) tried their best but couldn’t trouble Hyderabad, who won by 48 runs.