Warner, Bairstow six blitz pummels Maxi's Kings XI

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David Warner and Jonny Bairstow put on 160-run opening stand for Sunrisers who proved too good for Kings XI despite an incredible whirlwind knock from Nicholas Pooran
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow – who has been linked with the Melbourne Stars for this year's KFC BBL - put on a scintillating opening stand of 160 to inspire Hyderabad to a 69-run victory over Kings XI in the IPL.

Bairstow, on 97, and Warner, on 52, were out in the 16th over and though Hyderabad faded at the end, they still made 6-201, passing the double century mark for the first time this season.

It was the fiftieth score of 50 or more in Warner's IPL career, the first man to have reached that milestone, and a figure that includes his four IPL centuries. It puts him eight clear of his nearest rival for individual milestones, with Virat Kohli having registered 42 scores of 50 or better.

Kings XI's reply never really got started, with Caribbean sensation Nicholas Pooran enhancing his reputation amongst BBL recruiters with a 17-ball half-century on his way to a 37-ball knock that yielded 77 runs.

Pooran went 6-4-6-6-6-0 in taking 28 runs off a single…
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