SRH hand RCB one of the biggest defeats in IPL
Sunrisers Hyderabad openers produced one of the finest performances with the bat to take the steam out of Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number 11 of the Indian Premier League 2019 season. Jonny Bairstow (114) and David Warner (100*) stitched a 185-run partnership, as SRH posted 231/2. RCB witnessed a top-order collapse and lost their third consecutive match. Here're the records broken.
Warner smashes fourth career IPL ton
David Warner reclaimed the Orange Cap in IPL 2019 after scoring 254 runs in 3 matches. Warner now has one hundred and two fifties in IPL 12. His 100* was his fourth career IPL hundred. He equalled Virat Kohli and Shane Watson in terms of centuries notched (4). Warner is now the fourth highest run-scorer in IPL (4,268). He went past Gautam Gambhir (4,217).
Third successive century-plus stand for Warner and Bairstow
Bairstow scored his maiden IPL ton in just his third match. Bairstow is only behind Warner in terms of runs scored in IPL 12 (198). This was the third match in a row that the two shared a century-plus stand for the opening wicket. Bairstow and Warner became the sixth and seventh batsman in IPL history to score a ton versus RCB.
Warner, Bairstow smash highest opening stand in IPL history
Bairstow and Warner's 185-run stand is now the highest opening stand in IPL history. They went past the unbeaten 184-run partnership between Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn for Kolkata against Gujarat Lions at Rajkot in 2017. This partnership was also the highest for SRH for any wicket. Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson's 176 runs for the second wicket against Delhi was the highest.
SRH post their highest ever IPL team total
SRH posted their highest ever team total in IPL history. Their previous highest was 209/3 against KKR in 2017. This was also the second highest team total against RCB in the IPL. KXIP's 232/2 in Dharamsala, 2011, is still the highest. This was the second instance in IPL where two batsmen from the same team scored centuries.
Here are some of the other feats achieved
Sandeep Sharma dismissed Virat Kohli for the sixth time in IPL. He equalled former pacer Ashish Nehra (6). Mohammad Nabi (4/11) recorded the second best bowling figures for SRH in IPL. Teenager Prayas Barman of RCB, conceded 56 runs against SRH. He is now third on the list in terms of runs conceded on IPL debut. This was Warner's second IPL ton for SRH.
How did the match pan out?
SRH started from where they left off against Rajasthan Royals. Warner and Bairstow smashed every bowler across the park in Hyderabad and looked in total control. RCB bowlers panicked to stop the onslaught. The visitors needed a strong start but lost wickets at the start. They were reduced to 35/6 in the eighth over. Nabi in particular stole the show.