Fifties from Warner and Powell made Delhi 207 for three

Mumbai, May 5 (PTI) Fifties from David Warner and Rovman Powell helped Delhi Capitals posted 207 for three in their Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday.

Warner scored his fourth half-century of the season with an unbeaten 92 off 58 balls against his former team. At the same time, Powell made an unbeaten 67 off 35 balls.

The duo added 122 runs in an unbroken fourth wicket partnership and scored 70 runs in the last five overs. Warner hit 12 fours and three sixes in his innings, on the basis of which Delhi made their highest score of the season.

He scored 32 runs in his first two overs, giving a lot of advice to rising fast bowler Umran Malik. Powell took 19 runs in Malik’s last over, hitting three fours and a six. It was a bad day for Malik, who conceded 52 runs in four overs without getting any wickets as he took five wickets against Gujarat Titans on April 27 itself.

Warner made Malik 21 runs in the fourth over with two fours and a six. 50 for two in the powerplay, of which Warner had 31 runs.

Mandeep Singh was dismissed on the fifth ball of the innings by Bhuvneshwar Kumar without opening an account while Mitchell Marsh was sent off in the fifth over by CA Abbott with a return catch.

23 runs were scored in the ninth over and the wicket of captain Rishabh Pant also fell. Pant hit Gopal for three sixes and a four but lost the wicket on the last ball.

Warner completed his half-century on the first ball of the 12th over. Malik this ball 154. He was bowled at a speed of 8 kmph which was the third fastest ball in the history of IPL.

Powell was given life by Kane Williamson on the ball of Malik for the sum of 18. He later hit Abbott for two consecutive sixes in the 17th over and hit the bowler for a total of five sixes.