Bairstow, Warner hit tons as Sunrisers demolish RCB

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1 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bairstow, Warner hit tons as Sunrisers demolish RCB

(1) Sunrise Hyderabad opener David Warner celebrates after scoring hundred against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad in India on Sunday. (2) Sunrise Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow celebrates after scoring a century against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the same venue on Sunday. — AFP PHOTO

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a huge 118 runs in an IPL match on Sunday.

Earlier, Jonny Bairstow and David Warner tore apart the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers with sensational centuries, leading Sunrisers Hyderabad to a mammoth 231 for two.

Englishman Bairstow struck 114 from just 56 balls while Warner carried his bat for a 55-ball 100 in a record 185-run first-wicket partnership after being put into bat. Bairstow punished RCB with 12 fours and seven sixes while Warner hit five fours and as many sixes in his 55-ball knock.

RCB captain Virat Kohli’s decision to put Sunrisers in backfired as all his bowlers were taken to cleaners by Bairstow and Warner who became the first pair in IPL history to post three consecutive hundred-run stands.

Bairstow and Warner bludgeoned the bowlers, bettering the earlier highest of 184 between KKR’s Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn in the 2017 edition against Gujarat Lions.