New Delhi: David Warner, a left-handed opening batsman of Delhi Capitals, scored his 89th half-century in T20 cricket. The Aussie achieved this feat during match number 50 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.
David beat the West Indian legend Chris Gayle for most half-centuries in the shortest format. Gayle has 88 T20 half-centuries in the T20 format followed by other prolific batters like Virat Kohli (77), Aaron Finch (70) and Rohit Sharma (69).
In the match, Warner played an unbeaten, entertaining and explosive knock of 92 off just 58 deliveries with 12 fours and three sixes.
Coming to DC’s innings, an unbeaten 122-run stand between David Warner (92*) and Rovman Powell (67*) powered Delhi Capitals to a massive 207 for 3 in 20 overs against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
It was not a day to remember for SRH’s bowling attack as it was smashed all over the park by DC batters.
In the same match, Warner equalled the record of Rohit Sharma (18) for winning the most ‘Player of the Match’ awards in the IPL history. He won the title for the 18th time. Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and David Warner are joint third with 18-18 awards.
(With inputs from ANI)
first published:May 6, 2022, 10:31 a.m.