Very good half-centuries by Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram helped Sunrisers Hyderabad overcome Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in Match 25 of the IPL 2022 on the Brabourne Stadium right here on Friday.
Tripathi and Markram received collectively after Sunrisers had misplaced their first two wickets for 39 runs. They raised 94 runs for the third wicket partnership after their bowlers had carried out a great job to limit Kolkata Knight Riders to 175/8 of their allotted 20 overs. Sunrisers ultimately reached 176/3 in 17.5 overs to register a cushty victory.
Tripathi topscored with 74 runs (37 balls, 4×4, 6×6) whereas Markram remained undefeated with 68 off 36 deliveries, hitting six boundaries and 4 sixes as SRH cruised to victory with 13 balls to spare. They launched calculated assaults, hit huge sixes and stored the Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers on the tenterhooks with their very good hitting. The dew after all didn’t assist the Knight Riders however that was anticipated.
Earlier, preventing knocks by Nitish Rana (54 off 36) and Andre Russell (49 not out off 25) helped Kolkata Knight Riders publish a par rating of 175/8 in 20 overs.
Rana got here to the rescue with KKR diminished to 31/3 in fifth over, performed a well-controlled knock of 54 off 36 deliveries, hitting six fours and two sixes. He had misplaced skipper Shreyas Iyer and Sheldon Jackson early however helped KKR cross the three-figure mark within the thirteenth over.
After Rana was out, caught by Pooran off Natarajan going to boost the tempo, Russell took over from there and stored the scoreboard ticking earlier than blasting sixes and a 4 off successive deliveries off spinner J. Suchith within the twentieth over to propel KKR to a decent rating.
Natarajan was the most effective SRH bowler within the subject on Friday, claiming 3/37 whereas Umran Malik claimed 2/27 off his 4 overs.
Temporary scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 175/8 in 20 overs (Nitish Rana 54, Andre Russell 49 not out, Shreyas Iyer 28; T Natarajan 3/37, Umran Malik 2/27) misplaced to Sunrisers Hyderabad 176/3 in 20 overs (Rahul Tripathi 74, Aiden Markram 68 not out; Andre Russell 2/20).
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