Warner stars for NSW

Batsman smashes record-breaking innings

Last Updated: 04/10/11 7:24pm

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Warner: Hit an unbeaten 135

Warner: Hit an unbeaten 135

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David Warner hit an unbeaten 135 as New South Wales beat Chennai Super Kings to reach the Champions League Twenty20 semi-finals on Tuesday.

The Australians' 201-2 was sufficient to see them to a 46-run win at Chepauk, with Warner's impressive innings instrumental in the success.

He produced a selection of shots on a notoriously slow pitch, including some impressive switch hitting, to make his total off 69 balls.

Warner's score was also the highest in the history of the tournament.

His efforts were enough to put his side top of Group A and secure their spot while denying the Super Kings.

The opener hit 11 fours and eight sixes, with Shane Watson (21) and Steven Smith (31) in support en route to the Blues' 201.

Mike Hussey managed 37 in response, but the wicket of Suresh Raina (28) signalled the beginning of the end while Mahendra Singh Dhoni put on just two as Chennai eventually slipped to 155 all out.

"This is my best performance in this format," Warner said afterwards. "Tonight was my night."

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