David Warner steps in after fiery end to IPL match

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David Warner had to play peacemaker at the end of an IPL 2020 thriller.
David Warner had to play peacemaker after a fiery end to the Rajasthan Royals thrilling win over his Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. Picture: Fox Sports

Ben Stokes has made a winning return to cricket with his first match since August for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and though the England superstar made little impact, his galvanising presence still helped Steve Smith's side to much-needed five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

David Warner smashed 48 off 38 balls for Sunrisers before he was skittled by another familiar English foe, Jofra Archer, but their 4-158 total was overhauled on the penultimate ball of the Rajasthan reply.

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In Sunday's later match in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians won the top-of-the-table battle as the defending champions beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets with two balls to spare.

All eyes in the IPL had been on the return of Stokes, who cut short his international season after the first Test against Pakistan ended on August 8 to travel to New Zealand…
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