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Warner-Dhawan become first T20 pair to put up 2000 runs

Warner-Dhawan become first T20 pair to put up 2000 runs

The match yesterday between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders saw a list of records being broken. David Warner was in sublime form for his innings of 126 from 59 deliveries. His innings consisted of 10 fours and 8 blistering sixes.

The pair of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan together put up a total of 139 for the first wicket. This was a record sixth time that a pair has put up a century partnership in T20 cricket. With this partnership, they have scored a total of 2090 runs for the first wicket which is the highest by any pair for any wicket in this format.

Warner scoring 126 bettered his highest score in IPL: 109 he made against the Deccan Chargers in 2012 playing for the Delhi Daredevils. He was awarded the Man of match for his heroic display of valiant shots all around the park. He is now fourth on the list for most sixes in IPL.

Although all the limelight for yesterday’s opening partnership was garnered by Warner, Dhawan served as a stable partner and scored 29 runs. Though he was not able to score a half century himself, this pair has been involved in a record 5 such partnerships where both players have scored a fifty.

Both Warner and Dhawan are in the top 5 run-scorers for this season of the IPL with Warner currently in the possession of the orange cap with a margin of over 50 runs.

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