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IPL, KKR vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad wins by seven wickets

Brilliant half-centuries by Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram helped SunRisers Hyderabad with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2022 match at the Brabourne Stadium on

Brilliant half-centuries by Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram helped SunRisers Hyderabad with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in their IPL 2022 match at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

Chasing 176, SRH had a pathetic start as the opening batter Abhishek Sharma was bowled out by Pat Cummins with just 3 runs on the board in two overs. Tripathi joined skipper Kane Williamson on the crease to steady the innings.

KKR got another breakthrough when Andre Russell dismissed Williamson for 17 runs, with the team’s total at 39 runs in the sixth over.

Tripathi scored his half-century in just 21 balls and provided SRH with great momentum. On the other hand, Markram played a steady innings and the duo took SRH above the 100-run mark in just 11 overs.

KKR finally took a sigh of relief when Russell dismissed Tripathi, who got caught by Venkatesh Iyer after scoring 71 runs off 37 balls.

Nicholas Pooran came to the crease with Markram and kept the scoreboard moving for SRH. The latter scored his half-century in 31 balls and smashed two sixes back-to-back and brought victory to his side with 13 balls to spare.

First Published: 16th April, 2022 13:20 IST

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