HYDERABAD, March 31: Jonny Bairstow and David Warner smashed sensational centuries to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comprehensive 118-run win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League match here on Sunday.
Englishman Bairstow struck 114 from just 56 balls while Warner carried his bat for a 55-ball 100 in a record 185-run first-wicket partnership to post a mammoth 231 for two after being put into bat.
Bairstow punished RCB with 12 fours and seven sixes while Warner hit five fours and as many sixes in his 55-ball knock.
With a gigantic target to eclipse, RCB needed a rollicking start but the visitors� chase never got going as they kept on losing wickets to be bundled out for 113 in 19.5 overs.
It was RCB�s third consecutive loss in the tournament, while Sunrisers registered their second win out of three games this season.
Playing his first IPL match this season, Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi did the early damage as he picked up three quick wickets � two in his second over � as RCB slumped to 22 for three by the end of the fourth over.
Nabi first accounted for Parthiv Patel and then came back to remove Shimron Hetmyer and dangerous AB de Villiers in the fourth over.
To make matters worse for RCB, Sandeep Sharma then dismissed skipper Virat Kohli in the first delivery of the seventh over. � PTI
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jonny Bairstow c Yadav b Chahal 114, David Warner not out 100, Vijay Shankar run out (Hetmyer/Patel) 9, Yusuf Pathan not out 6. Extras: (LB-1, W-1) 2. Total: (For 2 wickets in 20 overs) 231. Fall of wickets: 1-185, 2-202. Bowling: Moeen Ali 3-0-29-0, Umesh Yadav 4-0-47-0, Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-44-1, Mohammed Siraj 4-0-38-0, Prayas Ray Barman 4-0-56-0, Colin de Grandhomme 1-0-16-0.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: PA Patel c Pandey b Mohammad Nabi 11, SO Hetmyer st Bairstow b Mohammad Nabi 9, V Kohli c Warner b Sandeep Sharma 3, AB de Villiers b Mohammad Nabi 1, MM Ali run out (Mohammad Nabi/Sandeep Sharma) 2, S Dube c Hooda b Mohammad Nabi 5, C de Grandhomme run out (Kumar/Shankar) 37, P Ray Barman c Hooda b Sandeep Sharma 19, UT Yadav run out (Shankar/Rashid Khan) 14, Mohammed Siraj not out 3, YS Chahal c Hooda b Sandeep Sharma 1. Extras: (b 4, nb 1, w 3) 8. Total: (All out in 19.5 overs) 113. Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-20, 3-22, 4-30, 5-30, 6-35, 7-86, 8-103, 9-109, 10-113. Bowling: B Kumar 3-0-25-0, Mohammad Nabi 4-0-11-4, Sandeep Sharma 3.5-0-19-3, S Kaul 3-0-16-0, Rashid Khan 4-0-25-0, V Shankar 2-0-13-0.