SRH vs KXIP LIVE: 2nd Strategic time-out update: David Warner sizzles as SRH reach 134/1 in 13 overs

David Warner scored his eighth fifty of IPL 2019 and his ninth 50 plus score to drive Sunrisers Hyderabad to a formidable position of 134/1 in 13 overs, when the 2nd strategic time-out was taken against Kings XI Punjab  in Match 48 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Monday.

After Warner and his new opening partner Wriddhiman Saha – the man with hundred in an IPL final – tore in the sloppy Kings XI Punjab bowling unit, blazing away to 77/0 in the powerplay overs, Saha was removed by Murugan Ashwin, caught behind for 28 off 12 balls.

But in company of Manish Pandey, Warner continued to motor along hitting five fours and two sixes en route to an unbeaten 63 off 45 balls, while Pandey is not out on 28 off 20 balls. Pandey was given a reprieve in the 12th over when KXIP skipper Ravichandran Ashwin dropped a sharp chance at mid-off when he was on 20.

Earlier, Arshdeep Singh started well to Warner with a yorker first up followed by two dots, but he drifted in line twice and was punishes with Warner taking two fours towards fine leg as nine runs came of the first over. Mujeeb ur Rahman, in for this game, was hit for the first six off the match over long-on as 13 runs came off the second over. (SRH vs KXIP: LIVE SCORE)

Wriddhiman Saha, bumped up the order also, had  fluent start as he took on the young Arshdeep Singh over mid-on for a four and then god a bye that went four with debutant Prabhsimran Singh, caught by the awkward bounce off a slower one. 15 runs came off the over.(SRH vs KXIP: LIVE BLOG)

Mujeeb’s second was also taken for runs with Warmer finding the fence twice and Saha once as 18 runs off the over came and the team up was up in the four over.  (SRH vs KXIP: Toss Report)

Saha stuck into Mohammad Shami’s first over with a four and a six after Shami first four balls had yielded just three runs. 13 runs came off it. Ravichandran Ashwin was greeted with a six first ball by Warner, a slog sweep behind square, but gave five singles thereafter. 11 runs came off it as Warner ended the powerplay on 37 off 24 balls while Sahan raced to 28 off just 12 balls.