IPL 2022: Kane Williamson hails Sunrisers Hyderabad’s third win as a ‘step up’ | Cricket News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram hit half centuries to information Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 3rd successive victory in IPL 2022 on Friday, however skipper Kane Williamson mentioned there may be scope for enchancment.
Chasing 176 for victory towards Kolkata Knight Riders, Hyderabad rode on a third-wicket partnership of 94 between Tripathi (71) and Markram (68 not out) to realize their goal with 13 balls and 7 wickets to spare in Mumbai.
Tripathi set the tone for Hyderabad’s dominance along with his 21-ball fifty and repay the staff’s religion after he was purchased for $1.13 million within the February public sale of the Indian Premier League.

The uncapped Indian, who performed for Kolkata final season, fell to Andre Russell after his 37-ball blitz together with 4 fours and 6 sixes however Markram saved up the cost.
South Africa’s Markram completed off the chase with a 4 and two sixes as Sunrisers received three in a row after their opening two losses this season of the Twenty20 match.
Williamson mentioned the efficiency was a “step up” from their earlier two victories.
“To go and chase like we did and Rahul Tripathi enjoying a completely unbelievable knock and likewise Aiden Markram. Two superb contributions for us in numerous roles however all in all an excellent staff efficiency,” Williamson mentioned.

The New Zealand skipper added, “For us we all the time know these little issues to enhance on and the fellows are working actually onerous. Thus far we’re seeing these indicators of enchancment.”
Earlier Nitish Rana, who made 54, and Russell, who hit an unbeaten 49, guided Kolkata to 175 for eight after being invited to bat first.
Kolkata struggled to construct partnerships as Hyderabad tempo bowlers T Natarajan and Umran Malik shared 5 wickets.
Australia’s white-ball skipper Aaron Finch didn’t final lengthy in his first outing for Kolkata, caught behind for seven off Marco Jansen.

Natarajan then struck twice in a single over to ship again Venkatesh Iyer and Sunil Narine to push Kolkata on the again foot.
Wickets saved tumbling as Shreyas Iyer tried to rebuild in his 28-run keep earlier than Malik, who clocked speeds as much as 150 kmph (93 mph) bowled the skipper with a yorker.
Rana hit again with Russell for firm and reached his fifty in 32 balls.
The duo added 39 runs for the sixth wicket and Russell saved up the tempo after Rana’s departure within the 18th over.
The West Indian all-rounder, nicknamed ‘Muscle’ Russell for his power-hitting, completed off the innings with two sixes and a 4 in his 25-ball knock however it was not sufficient in entrance of the Tripathi present.
“He was struck down within the final sport with cramps however nice to see him seize the sport by the scruff of the neck and confirmed management in that top-order,” Hyderabad coach Tom Moody mentioned of the person of the match Tripathi.


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