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Scoring 200 was a bonus: Warner

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Mumbai: After the thrilling victory over formidable Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Thursday expressed satisfaction at his batsmen building up momentum in the middle overs, and said scoring 200 plus was a bonus.

After notching up 201/4, the Sunrisers restricted the Royals to 194/7, to carve out a seven-run win at the Brabourne stadium here. “We knew a total of around 170-180 was going to be good on this pitch, 200 was a bonus,” said Warner, who himself got out for 24.

Eoin Morgan (63; 28b 4×4, 5×6) and Shikher Dhawan (54; 35b 6×4, 2×6) were the centre-pieces of the Sunrisers’ batting show. “We needed to build momentum in the middle order, it paid off tonight, we haven’t been clicking in the middle periods.”


The Sunrisers had revamped their middle order for the game. “Today was an experiment and we needed the win.” However, Warner conceded the Sunrisers needed to be better at bowling in the end overs.