Twitter reactions on David Warner’s fourth IPL century: Twitter was delighted to witness the SRH opener play an incredible innings.
During the 11th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad, Sunrisers Hyderabad opening batsman David Warner registered his fourth IPL century to propel his team to 231-2 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
Opening the batting with Jonny Bairstow, the duo stitched the highest opening partnership (185) in the history of IPL surpassing Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn (184*) for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017 at Rajkot.
After Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli won the toss and put the hosts in to bat, SRH’s innings started with the archetype blitz from Warner. Interesting enough, Warner then took the backseat as Bairstow put his foot on the accelerator for score his maiden IPL century.
Out of Hyderabad’s 59 runs in the powerplay, Warner had scored 27*. By the halfway mark, Warner added 11 runs to reach to 38*. While Bairstow was calling the shots at that point in time, Warner played a perfect supportive role from the other end.
On the first ball of the 13th over, Warner ran a couple of runs off 16-year old debutant Prayas Ray Burman to complete his half-century. Following Bairstow’s dismissal in the 17th over, the southpaw took centre stage to finish the innings for Hyderabad.
On the fourth ball of the 20th over, Warner hit a Mohammad Siraj full-toss between point and short third-man to reach the three-figure mark. The 32-year old ended up scoring 100* (55) with the help of five fours and five sixes. The pinnacle of his innings was him scoring 50 runs in singles and doubles on a really hot day in Hyderabad.
How Twitter reacted:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 31, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 31, 2019
This is what the IPL does! A highly strung aggressive Aussie runs down the wicket to hug a pretty expressive Englishman in an Ashes year!! @SunRisers
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 31, 2019
SRH’s 3rd consecutive century partnership! Tells us alot about their road ahead, RCB looked clueless, somewhere still I believe in RCB batting to put up a fight! #IPL
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) March 31, 2019
Constants in life:
Sunrise in the East, sunset in the West, and Warner scoring heavily in a #VIVOIPL match!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) March 31, 2019
Not in a million years would you think of an #Aussie & #Englishman in a HUGE HUG at the centre of a cricket field…THAT is the beauty of the #VivoIPL! #Bairstow + #Warner – easily the best batting partnership of #IPL2019 & fantastic running between the wickets!#SRHvRCB #Runs pic.twitter.com/kL5pAu6WCB
— Suhail Chandhok (@suhailchandhok) March 31, 2019
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 31, 2019
The one thing that won’t get much of a mention but should are @jbairstow21 & @davidwarner31 fitness levels … 40 degrees and they are taking 2s for Fun … if you want to be World class ya need to be a fitness freak as well as a Cricket freak … #IPL2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 31, 2019
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