HYDERABAD, April 21: Jonny Bairstow and David Warner continued their stellar run at the top as they powered Sunrisers Hyderbad to a nine-wicket win over struggling Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL encounter here on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 160, Warner struck 67 off 38 balls hitting three fours and five sixes while Englishman Bairstow punished the hapless KKR attack with seven boundaries and four maximums in his unbeaten knock of 80 off 43 balls.
The openers looked in command as the target was achieved in 15 overs largely due to their 131-run stand. This was KKR�s fifth successive loss in the tournament.
DC: Prithvi Shaw run out 13, Shikhar Dhawan c Ashwin b Viljoen 56, Shreyas Iyer not out 58, Rishabh Pant c Curran b Viljoen 6, Colin Ingram b Shami 19, Axar Patel run out 1, Sherfane Rutherford not out 2. Extras: (B-1, LB-1, W-7, NB-2) 11. Total: (For 5 wickets in 19.4 overs) 166. Fall of wickets: 1/24, 2/116, 3/128, 4/155, 5/156. Bowling: Mohammed Shami 4-0-21-1, Sam Curran 3.4-0-34-0, Hardus Viljoen 4-0-39-2, Harpreet Brar 2-0-24-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 3-0-26-0, Murugan Ashwin 3-0-20-0.
SRH: David Warner b Yarra Prithviraj 67, Jonny Bairstow not out 80, Kane Williamson not out 8. Extras: (b-1, lb-1, w-4) 6. Total: (For 1 wicket in 15 overs) 161. Fall of Wickets: 1-131. Bowler: Gurney 2-0-16-0, Yarra Prithviraj 3-0-29-1, Piyush Chawla 3-0-38-0, Sunil Narine 4-0-34-0, Cariappa 2-0-34-0, Andre Russell 1-0-8-0. � PTI