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Kohli hails "world class" duo

31st March 2019, 18:38 by Daniel McCarthy

Virat Kohli says David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were "world class" in Royal Challengers Bangalore's IPL loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The pair were opening the batting for the Sunrisers in the IPL, and made a 185-run opening stand, which is a record in the competition.

Bairstow smashed 114 for 56 balls while Warner hit 100 from 55 on the way to 231-2 and a win by 118 runs.

By contrast, Kohli's side batted poorly with himself and AB de Villiers going cheaply as they were all out for 113, as their decision to bowl first, spectacularly backfired.

And while the skipper says the loss ranks as one of the "worst ever", he says they could not do a great deal about the Bairstow and Warner partnership.

"Credit to them (Warner and Bairstow). We could have tried a few different things, like pace off the ball," he told reporters after the game.

"But once those guys got in, they just kept going. You need a few things to go your way, and a few catches fell in between fielders.

"They were world-class today and they deserve to be on the winning side."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Daniel McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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