IPL 7: David Warner Dazzles, Slams 45-ball 90 to Leave Chennai Stunned

David Warner hit 12 fours and three sixes during his fiery knock as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to keep their IPL 7 playoff hopes alive.

updated: May 22, 2014 23:30 IST
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David Warner rose to the occasion when it mattered the most. On Thursday, he slammed 90 off 45 balls against Chennai Super Kings to help Sunrisers Hyderabad to a six-wicket win and keep hopes of a play-off berth alive.

Chasing 186 in a must-win match, Warner lashed out from the very beginning. He 'hogged' the strike but opening partner Shikhar Dhawan seemed content in witnessing the carnage from the other end. Such was the intensity of the knock that when Warner reached his fifty - 16th in IPL, Dhawan had only scored seven!

Warner in fact also benefited from some ordinary bowling from Chennai. Assured of a place in the playoffs, Chennai bowlers looked rather jaded against Warner as the batsman made each of his shots look effortless. John Hastings for instance was clobbered for four fours on the trot by compatriot Warner who targeted every bowler and came out on top. (Standings | Fixtures)

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