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David Warner becomes first player to score 50 half-centuries in Indian T20 League

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Hyderabad captain David Warner became the first batsman to score 50 half-centuries in Indian T20 League history on Wednesday. The 34-year-old southpaw reached the milestone against MS Dhoni’s Chennai at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Warner brought up his fifty as he smashed India’s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for a huge six. He was finally dismissed by South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi for 57.

David Warner holds the record for scoring the most fifties in the Indian T20 League. He is followed by Delhi's Shikhar Dhawan. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers - all have 40 or more half-centuries each.

Other milestones that Warner achieved during the match was reaching 200 sixes in the Indian T20 League and also becoming the fourth player, after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and Shoaib Malik to reach 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.

David Warner has been a part of the Indian T20 league since its second season in 2009 when he joined Delhi. He spent five seasons with them before moving to Hyderabad in 2014. Since then, Warner has tallied above 500 runs every season with his best campaign being the 2016 Indian T20 League when Hyderabad won the title.

The swashbuckling opener also boasts of being the only batsman to have won the most number of Orange Caps (three) in the tournament.

Most fifties in Indian T20 League

Player

Team

Innings

Fifties

David Warner

Hyderabad

147

50

Shikhar Dhawan

Delhi

181

43

Virat Kohli

Bangalore

190

40

Rohit Sharma

Mumbai

200

40

AB de Villiers

Bangalore

161

40

Meanwhile, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has the most fifties in T20 international cricket. Kohli has scored more than 3,000 runs so far and averages over 50 in the shortest format of the game.

Kohli is followed by compatriot Rohit Sharma and Warner.

Most fifties in T20 Internationals

Player

Team

Matches

Fifties

Virat Kohli

India

90

28

Rohit Sharma

India

111

22

David Warner

Australia

81

18

Paul Sterling

Ireland

78

18

Babar Azam

Pakistan

51

17

Featured photo: IPL/BCCI

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