Cricket: Williamson hits 50 from 30 balls in IPL

Kane Williamson in action for the Black Caps in the Twenty20 World Cup against England earlier this year. Photo / Getty Images
Kane Williamson in action for the Black Caps in the Twenty20 World Cup against England earlier this year. Photo / Getty Images

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson's come up big in his first game in the Indian Premier League.

He's hit a half century in his first match back from injury as the Sunrisers gained a 15-run win over the Royal Challengers.

Batting at number three, Williamson clubbed seven fours as he notched the 50 from 30 deliveries.

Williamson hadn't played since New Zealand's Twenty20 World Cup semifinal loss to England due to a hamstring injury.

He and Sunrisers opener and captain David Warner teamed up to score a 124-run partnership across 12.4 overs, with Warner smashing 14 boundaries en route to a 92-run innings off 50 deliveries.

The win was an important one for the Hyderabads, who now sit in the top four in the midst of a congested table.

The Royal Challengers currently lie seventh in the eight team league, with just two victories to their name after six outings.

Williamson and the Hyderabads take on the Gujarat Lions on Saturday morning (NZT).

- NZ Herald

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