SRH Vs. KKR: The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League is one to watch for. The teams are training extensively to go all-out, winning matches, and possibly have a shot at winning the trophy for their respective franchises.
Furthermore, the fans remain stoked about the team performances and watch their favorite players play and perform at the top of the game.
This years’ edition is all the more action-packed for the fans because of the inclusion of two new teams in the format- Lucknow, and Ahmedabad.
Today we talk about the exciting match highlight between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rahul Tripathi scored 71 off 37 balls, and Aiden Markram hit an unbeaten 68 from 36 deliveries to assist Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in Mumbai. The 2016 winners lost Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma early, but Tripathi kept them on target with his 21-ball fifty, and Markram performed well towards the top. Earlier, Andre Russell and Nitish Rana helped KKR score a competitive 176/8 on the scoreboard. Marco Jansen sent back Aaron Finch (7) before Natarajan struck twice within the same over to fall the wickets of Venkatesh Iyer (6) and Sunil Narine (6), leaving Kolkata struggling at 31/3. Umran Malik inflicted further damage by sending Shreyas Iyer and Sheldon Jackson back as Kolkata reached 103/5. Nitish Rana then scored his first half-century of the tournament, and Andre Russell scored an unbeaten 49 off 25 balls, helping Kolkata score 175/8 in 20 overs. Earlier, Hyderabad included J Suchith in situ of injured Washington Sundar. Aaron Finch and Aman Khan made their debuts for Kolkata.
An Amused Dale Steyn
Young SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Umran Malik has placed on an exciting display of fast bowling ever since his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut last year. This year too, he was among the few positives for SRH as they got off to a slow start in IPL 2022. In their win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Friday, he placed on an excellent display of raw pace and added good line and lengths to assist the opposition to 175/8. He picked two wickets and gave away just 27 runs in his four overs and would be especially pleased with how he got obviate KKR captain Shreyas Iyer.
Iyer struggled against his pace as Malik peppered him with some short-pitched deliveries. However, it had been a Yorker, fired in at nearly 149 kmph, that did the work as Iyer was unable to dam it out and had to depart for 28 off 25.
The delivery had Dale Steyn – one of the best exponents of pace bowling – leap out of his seat within the SRH dugout and hug Muttiah Muralitharan in excitement.