The demolition men of Sunrisers Hyderbad Jonny Bairstow were at it again as the duo stitched an unbeaten 100-run partnership against Kings Xi Punjab in Dubai on Thursday.
In the process, Bairstow also completed his third IPL half-century of the season, reaching the milestone in just 28 balls, smashing two huge sixes and five fours as the duo bring up their fifth 100-run opening stand together.
Facing a toothless KXIP bowling attack, the duo was at it from word go as the powerplay fetched 59 runs with the Aussie-English combination contributing equally in the partnership early on.
However, it was in the eighth over of the innings by young spinner Ravi Bishnoi when Bairstow upped the ante, smashing 17 of the 18 runs in the over.
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