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<br>HYDERABAD, India (AP) - A blistering 126 off 59 balls from David Warner carried defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to an emphatic 48-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.<br> <br>The Sunrisers captain hit 10 fours and eight sixes in his team's imposing total of 209-3, after Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir had won the toss and
<br>HYDERABAD, India (AP) - A blistering 126 off 59 balls from David Warner carried defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad to an emphatic 48-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.<br> <br>The Sunrisers captain hit 10 fours and eight sixes in his team's imposing total of 209-3, after Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir had won the toss and opted to field first.<br> <br>In reply, Knight Riders could only score 161-7 after rain interrupted their run-chase for nearly 45 minutes.<br><br>Robin Uthappa top-scored with 53 before he holed out at long off to Warner.<br> <br>Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-29) took his wickets tally in the tournament to 20, as Knight Riders' chase never got going.<br> <br>"It was outstanding, we generally look to bat first and set the tone with a positive intent from ball one," Warner said.<br>"We managed to maintain the run rate of 10 an over, which was amazing."<br> <br>Despite the loss, Knight Riders lead the table with 14 points on better run-rate than Mumbai Indians, who also have 14 points, but have played a game less than Knight Riders' 10.<br> <br>Sunrisers follow the two with 13 points.<br> <br>Warner cut loose from the onset, but also profited from three dropped catches - on 13, 86 and 110 - with Chris Woakes missing two of the chances.<br> <br>Warner was so dominant that he raised his fifty off 20 balls in only the fifth over, smashing Sunil Narine for a reverse sweep six.<br><br>He brought up his century in the 11th over off 43 balls with seven fours and eight sixes, driving seamer Umesh Yadav to midwicket and scampering for two runs.<br> <br>Woakes made some amends when he found Warner's leading edge off a slower delivery in the 17th over, but by that time the Australian had done enough damage.<br> <br>At Mohali, Kings XI Punjab swept to a comfortable a 10-wicket victory over bottom-place Delhi Daredevils in a mere 7.5 overs.<br> <br>Daredevils' top order batsmen were outfoxed by Sandeep Sharma's 4-20 on a slow wicket to get bowled out for 67 in 17.1 overs - the third-lowest total in the IPL's 10-year history.<br> <br>Martin Guptill (50) then blazed an unbeaten half century off just 27 deliveries and steered Kings XI to 68-0.<br><br>Guptill's maiden half-century in IPL included six fours and three towering sixes.<br> <br>"The last few games have been frustrating," Kings XI captain Glenn Maxwell said. "The pitch played a lot slower than I thought it would."<br> <br>Kings XI now have eight points from four victories in nine matches and are fifth in the points table.<br> <br>Sharma grabbed a wicket each in his first three overs, including a brilliant left-handed low return catch to dismiss Shreyas Iyer and leave Daredevils on 22-3 in five overs.<br> <br>Axar Patel clean bowled stand-in captain Karun Nair off his first delivery and then Chris Morris offered a tame return catch to the left-arm spinner.<br> <br>Corey Anderson (18) got Daredevils past Royal Challengers Bangalore's lowest ever IPL total of 49 - made against Kolkata Knight Riders last week - before he played on to Varun Aron.<br> <br>Sharma completed his four-wicket haul at his home ground when Kagiso Rabada holed out at long on and Mohit Sharma completed the rout by dismissing last man Shahbaz Nadeem, caught and bowled.<br> <br>"I don't think there was anything strange in the wicket, it was maybe a little slow, but definitely not a 67 all-out wicket," said Nair, who captained Daredevils for the first time after Zaheer Khan failed to recover from a hamstring injury sustained last Friday against Knight Riders.<br> <br>"We lost too many wickets at the start," Nair said.<br><br>"What's done is done, we need to pull up our socks and move on."<br>