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Opening the batting for SRH, Warner and Jonny Bairstow stitched a 160-run stand, helping their side post a huge 201 runs on the board. Warner scored 52 off 40 balls while Bairstow smashed 97 runs in just 55 balls.
While defending the total, Rashid Khan took three wickets while Thangarasu Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed picked two wickets each to take SRH over the line.
“We have got very good death bowling. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) is not here but guys like Natarajan have been bowling exceptional. Having Rashid Khan in the team and obviously two other blokes early on with the swing bowling. We have got that artillery in our armoury now up my sleeve and putting 200 runs helps,” Warner told Jonny Bairstow in a video posted on iplt20.com.
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“Once you are in, you try to bat as many overs as possible. I think we complement each other very well. Having you (Bairstow) there makes it a lot easier for me. I can rotate the strike and you can hit it out of the park. We have always talked about constantly running twos, so that is one thing that we pride ourselves on, especially when I can’t hit them over the stands like this boy,” he added.
Bairstow’s knock included six sixes and seven fours. He was named the ‘Player of the Match’.
“It is good to contribute with 97. Naturally you want to get the three figures, that is one of the landmarks if you like within the game, but it is only three runs,” he added.
Hyderabad will now take on Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday, October 11.