Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched their place in the playoffs by defeating Mumbai Indians by ten wickets in the last league match of IPL 2020 in Sharjah on Tuesday, thanks to the century partnership of captain David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha. Not only this, thanks to this magnificent innings, Warner has also become the highest run-scorer in the league.
Only runs in the IPL are more than Virat Kohli (5872 runs in 191 matches) and Suresh Raina (5368 runs in 193 matches) in the IPL. Warner has scored 5235 runs in his 140 IPL matches. In this sense, he has come third in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in this T20 tournament, while he is the first player to do so in foreign cricketers.
On the other hand, if you talk about IPL 2020, Warner has scored 529 runs at an average of 44.08 in 14 matches played so far and he is second in the Orange Cap race after Kings XI Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul (670 runs in 14 matches). Has come to number. Warner scored these runs at a strike rate of 136.69 and during this period, 49 fours and 14 sixes were also struck with his bat.
In a ‘do or die’ match against Mumbai Indians, the Sunrisers bowled first to restrict Mumbai to 149 for eight. In response, Warner and Saha scored 151 runs in 17.1 overs without losing any wickets. Along with this he made a place in the playoffs and showed the Kolkata Knight Riders his way out of the tournament. Warner remained unbeaten on 85 off 58 balls which included 10 fours and a six, while Saha scored 58 runs in 45 balls with the help of seven fours and a six.