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RESULT
25th Match (N), Brabourne, April 15, 2022, Indian Premier League
(17.5/20 ov, T:176) 176/3

Sunrisers won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders 175/8(20 overs)
Nitish Rana 54 (36)
T Natarajan3/37 (4)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 176/3(17.5 overs)
Pat Cummins1/40 (3.5)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
Bowl
I. Wkts
Andre RussellKKR127.3349(25)58.972/203.01
Rahul TripathiSRH111.1171(37)91.05--
Aiden MarkramSRH72.1468(36)72.25--
Nitish RanaKKR66.154(36)61.14--
Umran MalikSRH52.95--2/272.02

11:37pm Such is the logjam in the points table that despite the win and despite moving to six points, Sunrisers are at the seventh spot with Knight Riders in the top half at four. There are as many as six teams with half a dozen points each. Expect more movements on the table with the double-header weekend in store. Join us tomorrow as Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants clash in the afternoon game. This is S. Sudarshanan signing off on behalf of Karthik, who's already working on his match analysis. Ciao!

Player of the match for his 71-run blitzkrieg, Rahul Tripathi: I had fun, it was special with KKR and is special with SRH as well. Russell bangs in short and I was looking for the pull if he bowled short. Varun bowls well. I didn't expect him to bowl up. I went with the shot and wasn't pre-determined. So I thought of putting him under pressure. It's been special with KKR and with the Sunrisers, the first few games have gone well. I have struggled with my health in the past week but they have supported me. I enjoy a lot. There are tough days but on good days, I look to enjoy. Before going to bat I am a bit fidgety, I am happy I could play this innings today.

Kane Williamson: It was a step up. With the ball to take early wickets against Kolkata, who keep coming at us, helped us. Our death bowling was superb. To go out there and chase it with Rahul and Markram playing so well... All in all a fantastic performance. Both Jansen and Markram are big players for us. Marco with his bouncers and with the new ball is key. Umran is unique that he touches the 150 mark. He goes for four on many occasions which is not ideal but he is always looking to improve. There are little things to improve on. The guys are working hard and good to see the improvement.

Here's what Ask Cricinfo tells us - KKR are yet to win a match at the Brabourne Stadium.

11:16pm Spinners have been quite central to KKR's bowling success and once Tripathi tore into Charkravarthy early, the purple brigade were almost left scratching their heads. Even though Narine did his bit in keeping the lid on the scoring, he didn't receive the desired support from the other end. And there no Umran Malik or T Natarajan from the pace department of Kolkata to dislodge both of Tripathi and Markram. Back with the presentation soon.

Mustafa Moudi : "Fun Fact: KKR's 3 losses came because of KKR - Karthik, Kuldeep and Rahul (Tripathi), who are all Ex-Knight Riders !!"

James : "Good win for Sunrisers. For future games, would it make sense for Markram to bowl an over or 2? He bowls quite a bit for South Africa. "

Aiden Markram: It's nice to bat and when a guy like Tripathi gets going, makes it easy. Nice to stay till the end and finish the game. I think it's buying into suit the role that the side needs. Happy that things have fallen in place. The message is to play the situation. Rahul is aggressive and he is going to do the majority of the scoring in the partnership and from there I take over. Not a finished product but happy to contribute. In the past we've taken it in the last over and lost the game, so thought of finishing it off quickly.

Shreyas Iyer: Feeling very drained. I thought it was a good total. To be honest, Tripathi came in and changed the moment and didn't allow us to settle. Their bowlers executed the stuff well as the ball was seaming. As batters, we were settled at the end of the powerplay and put a great effort as a batting unit. Was an off day as a bowling unit.

11:10pm Third win on the trot for Sunrisers and their tuk-tuk is up and running big time! That this chase has been completed despite the openers not getting them off to a good start will make the team in orange feel very good about it. It was all the Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram show today as their 94-run flattened the Knight Riders.

17.5
6
Cummins to Markram, SIX runs

Finishes it off in style does Markram! Banged in short around off, he pulls it way over deep backward square leg to help Sunrisers win by seven wickets.

17.4
6
Cummins to Markram, SIX runs

This is even better! Angling in on a length, Markram throws his weight on the back foot and coming forward and hits it over deep midwicket for half a dozen.

Sai : "If SRH wins this (which is the most likely scenario), there will be 6 teams on the table with 3 wins in 5 matches. Seems like this season is more of a NRR decider.. SRH needs to improve their PP scoring."

17.3
4
Cummins to Markram, FOUR runs

Full on middle, heaved through midwicket for four. Markram is stepping it up now.

17.2
1
Cummins to Pooran, 1 run

On a length on off, pushes it towards mid-off with soft hands and hares to the other end.

Around the stumps to the leftie.

17.1
1
Cummins to Markram, 1 run

Length ball around off, pushed down to long-on for one.

18 off 18 needed as Cummins returns.

end of over 175 runs
SRH: 158/3CRR: 9.29 RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Aiden Markram51 (32b 5x4 2x6)
Nicholas Pooran4 (7b)
Sunil Narine 4-0-23-0
Varun Chakravarthy 3-0-45-0
16.6
1
Narine to Markram, 1 run

Driven to sweeper for another single. No wicket for Narine tonight.

16.5
1
Narine to Pooran, 1 run

That was self-harming by Pooran. Pushed it towards the left of the bowler and wanted a run, thinking it went to long-on. But Narine got to the ball and had a shy at the bowler's end but missed and Pooran was nowhere in the frame. Lucky escape.

Varun Chakravarthy wouldn't want to Ask Cricinfo anything about his bowling tonight.

16.4
1
Narine to Markram, 1 run

Fuller on middle, pushed to long-on to bring up his second half century this season.

16.3
Narine to Markram, no run

Punched straight to cover-point off the back foot.

16.2
1
Narine to Pooran, 1 run

Slower through the air on off, punched down to long-on for one.

16.1
1
Narine to Markram, 1 run

Length ball outside off, slapped to sweeper for one.

Sunil Narine to bowl out. Around the stumps.

Surya: "Just like D. Hussy said on tv, Thripati got out for 70, is KKR winning it from here as per his wish?" Ha, ha, ha! Trust you readers to catch stuff like this. Sadly only one prediction will come right for Huss, it seems.

end of over 1613 runs
SRH: 153/3CRR: 9.56 RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Nicholas Pooran2 (5b)
Aiden Markram48 (28b 5x4 2x6)
Varun Chakravarthy 3-0-45-0
Andre Russell 2-0-20-2
15.6
Varun to Pooran, no run

On a length this time around leg, pushed back to the bowler.

Aagam: "Everybody talks about Russell muscle but his ability to deceive is really underrated. Infact WI won their only match last WC because of his death bowling."

15.5
1
Varun to Markram, 1 run

Quicker one on a length outside off, slapped through cover for one.

15.4
6
Varun to Markram, SIX runs

This is a hit-me ball and Markram obliges. Half-tracker outside off, he goes back and puts it over the deep midwicket rope.

15.3
4
Varun to Markram, FOUR runs

This is streaky. Quicker one on a flatter trajectory outside off, Markram goes back and reaches out to cut. Gets a bottom edge through Jackson's leg again for four.

15.2
1
Varun to Pooran, 1 run

Flatter on a length, angling away, scooped to fine leg for one.

15.1
1
Varun to Markram, 1 run

Flatter and quicker on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one.

Chakravarthy's had an off night so far. Can he redeem himself? 36 needed from 30.

end of over 1513 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 140/3CRR: 9.33 RRR: 7.20 • Need 36 from 30b
Nicholas Pooran1 (3b)
Aiden Markram36 (24b 4x4 1x6)
Andre Russell 2-0-20-2
Umesh Yadav 4-0-31-0
14.6
4b
Russell to Pooran, 4 byes

Russell cannot believe what he's seen. Throws his head back in disgust. Offcutter on a length outside off, Pooran is through his heave early and misses. Jackson gets a bad bounce, though, and lets it through his leg for four byes.

14.5
1
Russell to Markram, 1 run

On a length on middle, placed through midwicket for one.

14.4
1
Russell to Pooran, 1 run

Short ball on the hips, tucked to fine leg for one.

Best performances - batters
RA Tripathi
RA Tripathi SRH
71 runs (37)
4 fours6 sixes
Control
76%
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
2 fours2 sixes
62198157122
AK Markram
AK Markram SRH
68 runs (36)
6 fours4 sixes
Control
83%
Productive shot
on drive
14 runs
1 four1 six
441001831118
Best performances - bowlers
T Natarajan
T Natarajan SRH
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
3
ECO
9.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
2W
Umran Malik
Umran Malik SRH
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Sunrisers
Rahul Tripathi
Match days15 April 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Sadashiv Iyer
India
Virender Sharma
TV Umpire
India
Saiyed Khalid
Reserve Umpire
India
Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
India
Prakash Bhatt
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
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