IPL 2017: David Warner first batsman to breach 500-run barrier this season

first_imgDavid Warner became the first batsman in this year’s Indian Premier League to score 500 runs.He did so during his 34-ball 40 but his knock couldn’t help the Sunrisers Hyderabad get over the line against the Rising Pune Supergiant as Pune beat Hyderabad by 12 runs in their chase of 149.He hit a boundary off Washington Sundar in the sixth over to reach the milestone.Warner came into the IPL after a disastrous tour of India with Australia, which the visitors lost 2-1. He only scored 193 runs from four matches, with his highest being 56.However, the Sunrisers captain shook the bat patch off and slammed 500 runs for fourth consecutive year in the tournament.The 30-year-old started the tournament quietly and looked a completely different batsman to his normal self but he gathered steam and unleashed his brutal self as the competition progressed. Warner hammered his IPL best score of 126 against the Kolkata Knight Riders off just 43 balls few days back.The destructive left-hander has been scoring at an average of 64.87 in this year’s IPL, hitting three fifties and one ton. He has hit 50 fours and 24 sixes thus far in the tournament.The owner of the Orange Cap now, finished second best last year to a rampaging Virat Kohli (973 runs) with 848 runs from 17 matches, guiding SRH to their maiden IPL trophy. Warner scored 528 and 562 runs in 2014 and 2015 respectively.Hyderabad lost the match after Jaydev Undatkat’s hat-trick in the last over and remained on fourth in the table while Pune rose up the table to the second spot.advertisementlast_img