Warner got to his 37th fifty with a six over third man off a short ball from Andre Russell in the ninth over as he ransacked 85 runs in just 53 balls, before being caught at extra cover by Robin Uthappa.
Warner got to his 37th fifty with a six over third man off a short ball from Andre Russell in the ninth over as he ransacked 85 runs in just 53 balls, before being caught at extra cover by Robin Uthappa.

David Warner returned to the Indian T20 League with a bang scoring his 37th fifty in the league in Hyderabad’s opening fixture against Kolkata, thus overtaking former Delhi and Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir as the player with most fifties in the league.

Warner got to his 37th fifty with a six over third man off a short ball from Andre Russell in the ninth over as he ransacked 85 runs in just 53 balls, before being caught at extra cover by Robin Uthappa.

The Australian international had missed out on last year’s Indian T20 League owing to the ball tampering scandal in Cape Town in 2018. He is still serving a one-year ban from international cricket, which is due to end next week. Warner reached the milestone in his 115th match of the league and has three hundreds to his name in the league as well. During the innings he took his tally of runs in the Indian T20 League to 4099 runs while the average swelled to 40.99.

Gambhir, who retired from the league last year, scored 36 fifties in 154 matches, scoring 4217 runs at an average of 31.23, while Chennai’s Suresh Raina has 35 fifties to his name followed by Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma, who have 34 half-centuries to their name in the league so far.

Players with most fifties in the Indian T20 League

Player Matches 50s Teams
David Warner 115 37 Delhi, Hyderabad
Gautam Gambhir 154 36 Delhi, Kolkata
Suresh Raina 177 35 Chennai, Gujarat
Virat Kohli 164 34 Bangalore
Rohit Sharma 173 34 Deccan, Mumbai