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 IPL’s best ever opening stand 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).”