David Waner was in impeccable form against his ex-franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday evening (5 May). The Delhi Capitals opener looked in no mood to show mercy on the SRH bowlers right from the start of his innings. Warner was hitting whatever was coming his way with sheer power.
Not just power, Warner’s innings was full of class and elegance as well. The southpaw batter was timing the ball to cricket perfection. Apart from timing, Warner was also putting the ball in the gaps. He also played a really cheeky and clever shot off Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a boundary.
On the first ball of the 19th over, Warner changed his grip aiming to play a switch hit in the empty deep midwicket region. But Bhuvneshwar Kumar was smart enough to dart the ball wide of Warner’s leg stump. However, Warner somehow managed to get his bat down on time and ended up guiding the ball to the fine-leg boundary for a four.
Watch Warner’s innovation here:
— Vaishnavi Sawant (@VaishnaviS45) May 5, 2022
Warner goes bang bang!
The DC opener played a well-calculated inning and paced it to perfection. He made use of the powerplay and aggregated some quick runs. Warner then played through the middle overs and waited for the slog overs to start. He capitalized on the momentum he got from the beginning and hit some big boundaries.
The southpaw batter hit 12 fours and three sixes in his innings of 92* (58). He could have easily got to his first century of the season but Warner let Rovman Powell take on Umran Malik in the last over. “I wanted him to get to a hundred, but he asked me to hit as hard as I could, and wasn’t bothered about his own hundred (about Warner),” said Powell post DC’s innings.