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IPL: Warner stars as SRH pip Royals in thrilling tie

A whirlwind half-century by David Warner, coupled with cameos from Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan, helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 5 wickets in a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Friday.

Chasing a stiff 199 for victory, Warner (69; 37b, 4×9, 6×2) set the platform for Sunrisers along with Jonny Bairstow (45; 28b, 4×6, 6×1) before Royals reined in with some timely wickets to take the match down to the wire.

Vijay Shankar (35; 15b, 4×1, 6×3) did his World Cup chances no harm by keeping Sunrisers in the hunt with some lusty blows, but with 12 needed off 12 balls, Rashid (15*, 8b, 4×1, 6×1) spoiled a brilliant 19th over by Jofra Archer whom he smashed for a four and six to win the game for the hosts with one over to spare.

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