David Warner, who is the skipper of SunRisers Hyderabad fell yet again to his nemesis Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer although his side SunRisers Hyderabad emerged victorious against Rajasthan Royals.
The England fast bowler dismissed opener, David Warner, for the sixth time in seven innings this year. In the very first over of SRH’s successful chase, David Warner hit a boundary but fell in the next delivery after edging the ball to Ben Stokes at slips. After the match got over and SRH won, David Warner spoke about his frustrations about getting out to his nemesis yet again.
David Warner Was Glad To See Manish Pandey And Vijay Shankar Getting Reward For Hard Work
David Warner, who lost his wicket four times to Jofra Archer in Australia’s summer tour of England and again in the previous encounter between SRH and RR in IPL two weeks ago, lasted just four balls this time against the fiery fast bowler, scoring 4 runs.
But Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 83 and Vijay Shankar’s unbeaten 52 proved enough for SRH as they overcame Rajasthan Royals score of 154/6 by losing only 2 wickets. The duo stitched an unbroken 140 runs for the 3rd wicket.
“I think the way we started was fantastic. We were able to bring it back after the powerplay. It’s been a complete game; we have been asking for. Good to see two guys (Pandey and Shankar) getting the reward for their hard work,” Warner said after the match.
“I was frustrated in these games when you come against world class bowlers. There’s bit of swing and there’s bit of seam and you try hard to get through it, but with someone bowling at 150ks, you can’t do much. You can take him on and in my case, I got caught. We saw a lot of dew last night during training, and it came in again,” he added.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals scored 154/6 with Sanju Samson top-scoring with 36 off 26 balls. West Indian Jason Holder of SRH playing his first game was successful picking up 3/33 in four overs.
David Warner Gets Dismissed By Jofra Archer 6th Time In 2020
The duel between Jofra Archer and David Warner makes for some of the best rivalries between bowlers and batsmen over the year. The England pacer Jofra Archer has not allowed the left-handed opener to get on top of him. David Warner has scored 335 runs in 10 matches averaging 37.22 while Jofra Archer has picked up 15 wickets in 11 matches averaging 19.27 in IPL 2020.
Jofra Archer’s recent hold over David Warner began during Australia’s limited-overs tour of England in September. He dismissed David Warner in all four innings the left-handed batsman played, thrice getting him out for single-digit scores.
In match 26 of the IPL 2020, the meeting between SunRisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals saw the dashing opener hitting 48 off 38 balls before being castled by the England pacer. Still, his team SRH lost to Rajasthan by five wickets in that time.