Pooran struck 7 sixes and 5 fours to deliver up his first fifty within the IPL and likewise the quickest fifty of the season throughout Match 22 on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Thursday (October 8).
However, the West Indian did not take KXIP throughout the road and Warner, who was relieved with end result, admitted that he was little nervous when Pooran was going all weapons blazing within the center at one stage.
“Enjoyed it, but was a little nervous when Nicholas was hitting them out with four overs to get in. I played with him in Bangladesh and when he’s hitting it clean, you always think hard,” he mentioned.
KXIP have been all out for 132 in 16.5 overs to hunch to a 69-run loss, their fifth defeat – and fourth on the trot – in six matches to stay on the backside of the IPL factors desk.
The man who led the SRH’s bowling assault was as soon as once more Rashid Khan, who produced a formidable three for 12 spell. And Warner was all reward for the Afghan leggie.
“Rashid obviously gets shown a lot of respect, he’s a world class bowler and it’s nice to have him. Obviously it’s disappointing and sad for Bhuvi but having him (Rashid) out gives others opportunities and we did okay,” he mentioned.
Warner, who made 52 off 40 balls and shared a 160-run opening stand with Jonny Bairstow (97), mentioned he loves batting with England batsman.
“We love batting with each other. At the moment, I am just rotating strike for him. We enjoy batting with each other. If we apply pressure by coming at them. We have got a tough game against RR, have to start fresh again,” Warner concluded.
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