Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner said he and opening partner Jonny Bairstow complement each other in batting.
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs. Warner and Bairstow stitched a 160-run partnership of 160 for the first wicket.
“We love batting with each other. We pride ourselves in running hard between wickets. At the moment, I am just rotating strike for him (Bairstow),” Warner said.
“We enjoy batting with each other. We tried to negate the swing by coming at them (KXIP bowlers). We have got a tough game against RR, a day game, have to start fresh again.”
Nicholas Pooran’s 77 runs from 37 balls gave KXIP hope in their 202-run chase. But his dismissal by Rashid Khan turned the match towards SRH.
“I was a bit nervous while Nicholas was hitting it over the stands. I have always had high prospects of that kid. I was fortunate to play in Bangladesh with him. You always think, ‘What can I do, how can I get him out?’.”
He did eventually get out, and it was courtesy Rashid Khan, that the danger man went back to the pavilion. “He’s (Rashid) a world-class bowler, it’s great to have him. He always delivers in pressure situations. He loves that stuff. What a player, Warner added.”