Warner leads IPL blitz as Aussie brings up huge milestone alongside English rival

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David Warner hit his 50th Indian Premier League half century on Thursday as he plundered runs with Jonny Bairstow off a hapless Punjab Kings XI attack to give Sunrisers Hyderabad a key win.
Even the fastest IPL 50 of the year by Nicholas Pooran -- from 17 balls -- failed to inspire Punjab who were beaten by 69 runs.

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The victory boosted Hyderabad to third in the eight-team table while Punjab are stuck at the bottom with just one success from six games.

Bairstow came agonisingly close to his first century of the season, smashing 97 off 55 balls with six sixes and seven fours.

He put on 160 for the first wicket with Warner who made 52. His ninth straight half century against Punjab took him past the landmark in the 13 year old tournament.

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