David Warner is the most prolific foreign batsman in the history of the Indian Premier League. In 14 seasons, he has scored more than 6000 IPL runs, which is the most for any overseas batter. Overall, he is the 3rd-highest run-getter in the league’s history. Warner averages over 42 and strikes at more than 139 in the cash-rich league. He has also won 3 orange caps, which is the most for any IPL batsman.
Here, we will talk about the 10 best IPL innings played by the Aussie in the IPL. So, let’s start.
1. 69 off 38 vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016 Final
This IPL innings of the Australian is certainly the best of the lot. It wasn’t a hundred, but the impact of this innings was way more than any other knock. Batting first in the final, David Warner opened the innings for Hyderabad. He played a high-class innings of 69 runs in just 38 balls. The leftie smashed 8 boundaries and 3 maximums. His show with the bat helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to post 208 for 7 on the board. They got a narrow win by just 8 runs to get their first IPL trophy.
2. 93 off 58 vs. Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016
It was the second qualifier of the season, and the Gujarat Lions batted first in a must-win match for both teams. Thanks to a fine half-century from Aaron Finch, they posted 162 for 7 on the board. In response, Shikhar Dhawan got run out in the second over of the chase. Moises Henriques scored 11 off 6 before departing, and Yuvraj Singh followed him for a 13-ball 8. Deepak Hooda and Ben Cutting couldn’t contribute much and scored 4(9) and 8(7), respectively. At 84 for 5, SRH needed 79 more runs off 45 deliveries.
Naman Ojha also failed to go big and was removed for 10 off 8. Now, the equation was 46 off 25 with just 4 wickets left. David Warner was unfazed by all the happenings at the other end. He kept his calm and drove his team to victory. He stayed unbeaten at 93 as Hyderabad got a 4-wicket win with 4 balls to spare. His 58-ball innings produced 11 fours and 3 maximums. As a result of this win, Sunrisers Hyderabad qualified for an IPL final for the first time.
3. 126 off 59 vs. Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2017
It’s perhaps the most dominating innings of the Australian in the cash-rich league. He hammered 10 fours and 8 sixes in his 59-ball innings to score 126 runs. His innings enabled Hyderabad to get to 209 for 3 at the end of their innings. KKR managed to score just 161 for 7 in reply.
4. 92 off 50 vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016
It was the 27th match of the 2016 edition of the IPL, and Hyderabad batted first. David Warner helped his team to reach 194 for 5 at the end of their innings. He faced 52 deliveries to score 92 runs. He smashed 9 fours and 5 sixes in his stay. SRH defended the target to get a 15-run win.
5. 100 off 55 vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow combined for a gigantic 185-run opening partnership in this match. The duo batted together for 98 balls before Bairstow got out for 114 off 56. David Warner stayed unbeaten at 100 off 55. His innings had 5 fours and as many sixes in it. The Sunrisers asked Bangalore to score a huge total of 232 runs. However, RCB were bowled out for just 113, and SRH bagged a massive 118-run win.
6. 109 off 54 vs. Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012
Deccan Chargers set a big target of 188 runs against the Delhi Daredevils. Virender Sehwag was removed on just the second ball of the second innings. David Warner took control of the chase and slammed an extraordinary ton to ease things for his side. He picked up 109* runs in just 54 balls with the help of 10 boundaries and 7 maximums. Delhi Daredevils chased the total in just 16.4 overs for the loss of just 1 wicket.
7. 90 off 59 vs. Mumbai Indians in IPL 2016
Batting first, MI were reduced to 60 for 4 in the 11th over. Krunal Pandya’s rapid cameo of 49 off 28 dragged Mumbai to 142 for 6. It was a tough pitch to bat on, and the chase was going to be tricky. Sunrisers lost Shikhar Dhawan in the first over of the chase. Moises Henriques was the next man in. He struggled before getting out for 20 off 22.
Eoin Morgan walked out to bat at #4, and he, too, couldn’t get going. He scored 11 off 12, and at his dismissal, the target was 43 off 34. David Warner stayed firm at one end and took his side home. His 90 runs came in 59 balls and included 7 boundaries and 4 sixes. SRH got to a 7-wicket victory with 15 balls left in the innings.
8. 92 off 58 vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022
Batting first for Delhi Capitals, David Warner walked out to open the innings. Mandeep Singh and Mitchell Marsh fell early as the batting team was reduced to 37 for 2. But David Warner dominated his old franchise to smash 92* off 58, along with 12 fours and 3 sixes. SRH were asked to chase 208 runs, but they fell short by 21 runs.
9. 91 off 55 vs. Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2015
Batting first, SRH openers provided their side with a solid start. Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner batted together for 14.2 overs to score 130 runs. 91 of those runs came from Warner’s bat. He departed after facing 55 balls, which brought 9 fours and 4 sixes. Hyderabad scored 176 for 4 before dismissing KKR for just 101.
10. 90 off 45 vs. Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2014
In the 50th match of the season, CSK asked SRH to chase 186 runs. An opening partnership of 116 runs between David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan made things easy for the chasing side. Warner was the mainstay in the partnership as he whacked 90 off just 45. He hit 12 fours and 3 maximums in his blistering innings. Shikhar Dhawan saw his team through to a 6-wicket victory by staying unbeaten on 64(49).