David Warner hits unbeaten 100 to boost his return after ball-tampering scandal
Australian at the top of Indian Premier League batting charts
Hyderabad — Australia’s David Warner hit an unbeaten 100 and put on a record stand with Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Jonny Bairstow in the Indian Premier League on Sunday to boost his return from a ball-tampering scandal. Warner has been in top form on his comeback to the Twenty20 tournament after missing the previous edition along with Steve Smith over the tampering row. The left-handed batsman put together the IPL’s best opening stand yet of 185 with Bairstow to set up Hyderabad’s 118-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. “I think the 12 months have done me well, I think I am refreshed,” Warner, whose year-long ban from state and international cricket ended on March 28, said after his 55-ball blitz. "A fantastic partnership — a fantastic innings by Jonny (Bairstow).”
Hyderabad posted 231 for two after being put in to bat first and then bowled out Virat Kohli’s Bangalore for 113 in 19.5 overs. The batting duo’s partnership surpassed the previous best of 184 between Gautam...