Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 25 |4/15/2022 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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Kane Williamson, the skipper of Hyderabad says they stepped up with the ball mainly, but they put a competitive total and they bowled well at the death as well, and Tripathi was excellent in the chase, overall a good performance. On Marco Jansen, he says that he is good and has been providing them breakthroughs in the Powerplay. On Malik, he says that he bowls 150 clicks every ball, he has been good and it's just about setting the right field for him. Mentions that it's good to win three games in a row, but they are always looking for improvement since every team is tough.
Rahul Tripathi is the Player of the Match. He says that he enjoyed his game. Adds that Varun Chakaravarthy bowls well but he saw the line and went through. Laughs when asked if familiarity helps but he says that is keeping it basics and is enjoying his game and also thanks the staff who helped him while he was not well. Ends by saying he enjoyed his innings today.
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Aiden Markram is up for a chat. He says it feels good, and it feels nice when a guy like Tripathi bats, but he feels good to win here. Mentions that he is happy to stay till the end and finish it. Says that he does not know what has clicked for him, things have fallen into place and he is happy to get over the line. Further adds that Tripathi was adding the most of the runs but the partnership was more important.
Shreyas Iyer, the skipper of Kolkata says that he is feeling drained and disappointed after putting in a good total. Mentions that Tripathi came on and didn't let the bowlers settle down and the batters did well to tackle the new ball as well. Adds that they were well settled at the end of the Powerplay and put a great effort as a batting unit but it was a bad day with the ball.
Nothing much to write for Kolkata, they did well to create pressure early on when the ball was swinging but once the ball was coming nicely onto the bat, it was just a procession for them and they waited rather than creating any chances. Sunil Narine was the only one economical as the other bowlers were taken to the cleaners. Andre Russell took two wickets while Cummins grabbed one but leaked runs at a high rate.
Hyderabad were under a bit of pressure as they lost both their openers inside the Powerplay but Tripathi and Markram combined to put a stand of 94 runs. It was Tripathi who took on the bowlers and played some beautiful shots and eventually got to his fifty. Once he fell, Markram took the charge and finished things off without much trouble. A superb batting performance by Hyderabad.
A comfortable win for Hyderabad and they continue their merry way as they win their third consecutive match. Two losses at the start but have been clinical chasing in their last three matches. It was a hard outing for Kolkata who tried hard with the ball but failed to create any pressure.
Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, SIX! Yes, he can! A shorter ball, around middle and leg. Aiden Markram pulls it over deep square leg for a maximum. Hyderabad win by 7 wickets!
Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, SIX! Bigger and better! A fullish ball, outside off. Aiden Markram heaves it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 6 runs needed now. Can he finish it off with a biggie?
Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, FOUR! Nicely done! Fuller ball, around middle. Aiden Markram whips it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
Pat Cummins to Nicholas Pooran, Back of a length, outside off. Nicholas Pooran taps it towards cover and scampers through to the other end.
Pat Cummins to Aiden Markram, On a length, around middle. Aiden Markram punches it down to long on and rotates the strike.
END OF OVER 17 | 5 Runs & 0 Wkt | SRH 158/3
Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, Tad fuller, outside off. Aiden Markram drives it towards sweeper cover for a single.
Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, Mix-up...but no harm done! Short delivery, around middle and leg. Nicholas Pooran knocks it towards mid-wicket. He leaves his crease late for a run. Sunil Narine chases the ball, and has a shy at the non-striker's end but he misses.
Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, Shorter delivery, around middle. Aiden Markram strokes it down to long on for a single. Fifty for Aiden Markram! A well-composed knock from him!
Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, Quicker, flatter, around middle. Aiden Markram hangs back and taps it towards cover-point.
Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, Outside off, shortish delivery again. Nicholas Pooran knocks it to long on for a single.
Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, Back of a length, outside off. Aiden Markram punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.
END OF OVER 16 | 13 Runs & 0 Wkt | SRH 153/3
Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, On middle, short ball. Nicholas Pooran defends it out. 23 needed off 24 balls.
Varun Chakaravarthy to Aiden Markram, Quicker, flatter, outside off. Aiden Markram pushes it towards cover for a single.
Varun Chakaravarthy to Aiden Markram, SIX! BOOM! Another back-of-a-length delivery, around middle. Aiden Markram swivels and pulls it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.