David Warner smashed a marauding 126 runs off 59 deliveries as Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a crucial 48-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday.
The SRH captain smashed 10 fours and eight sixes to power his team to 209/3 in 20 overs.
In reply, KKR could only muster 161 for 7.
Warner and Shikhar Dhawan forged a 139-run partnership for the opening wicket as the former produced an astonishing show of power hitting.
The Australian also became the highest run-scorer of the tournament so far with a tally of 459 runs.
None of the KKR bowlers could stop Warner, who completed his 50 in only 20 deliveries.
Warner got a life at 88 when Chris Woakes dropped an easy catch at long-off off chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav in the 10th over. The catch went over the boundary line for a six and the following ball gave Warner another six to take him to 98.
The next over saw Warner complete a double with a flick towards midwicket off a Umesh Yadav delivery as he registered his century in just 43 deliveries.
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