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Brilliant Warner hands Sunrisers 45-run win over Kings XI

David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 campaign in style as he guided Sunrisers Hyderabad a step closer towards qualifying for the play-offs with a comfortable 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab.

David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 campaign in style as he guided Sunrisers Hyderabad a step closer towards qualifying for the play-offs with a comfortable 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab. Playing his last match of season before heading home for World Cup preparations, Warner struck a belligerent 81 off 56 balls with seven fours and two sixes to complete his IPL 2019 campaign with 692 runs, the highest so far in the tournament. (PTI Photo)

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field first (PTI Photo)

Warner and Wriddhiman Saha got Sunrisers off to a brisk start after being sent into bat. The duo took the Kings XI bowlers to the cleaners to pile up 77 runs of the first six overs of powerplay. (PTI Photo)

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Saha's innings came to an end when he under-edged a Murugan Ashwin delivery to debutant Prabhsimran Singh behind the stumps. Saha shared 78 runs off 6.2 overs with Warner for the opening stand. Then came in in-form Manish Pandey (36 off 25) and he too played a quick knock in Warner's company. Pandey, who struck three fours and a six, added 82 off 55 balls along with Warner before Kings XI skipper R Ashwin (2/20) struck twin blows in the 16th over to remove both the set batsmen. (PTI Photo)

Chasing 213 Kings XI needed a brisk start but they didn't get one, losing explosive Chris Gayle early. Gayle departed in the first ball of the third over, brilliantly caught by Manish Pandey off Khaleel Ahmed with Kings XI scoreboard reading 11. (PTI Photo)

Howevever, after Gayle's departure Rahul and Mayank Agarwal added 60 off 39 balls to take Kings XI forward. But just when the partnership was looking threatening, Agarwal was holed by Vijay Shankar off Rashid Khan in the ninth over. (PTI Photo)

Rashid then came to the party and picked up two wickets -- David Miller (11 off 11) and skipper Ashwin -- in consecutive balls in the 13th over to stand in chance of registering a hat-trick which didn't materialise. (PTI Photo)

From there on, the asking was tall for Rahul and debutant Prabhsimran Singh (16) and the former finally perished in the 19th over after a beautiful knock to shut the doors for Kings XI. (PTI Photo)