It was heart-break for Virat Kohli fans but Sunrisers Hyderabad were deserving winners of IPL-9 after an incredible performance of top class cricket from captain Warner who led his boys with example. Ben Cutting’s cameo with the bat and some superlative bowling when it mattered the most had Kohli and his man gasping for breath as Sunrisers raced ahead when at one time it looked it was all over. It was an incredible final of top entertainment as over 400 runs were scored in 40-overs but unfortunately there was only one winner at the end. It was an all-round show by Warner and his Orange brigade who had no big names in their sides like the Royal Challengers but they played as an unit to prove their might and mettle. Virat Kohli truly was the best batsman of the tournament with 4 hundreds and over 950 runs to his name but it was the captaincy of Warner which turned the tide in Sunrisers favour and congratulations to the winners.
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