IPL 2022, MI vs SRH | Rahul Tripathi changes the momentum of the match with his knock, says Kane Williamson
Rahul Tripathi played a crucial knock with half-century against MI|
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson has said that Rahul Tripathi has regularly played game-changing knocks this season after winning against Mumbai Indians by three runs in a close contest. Tripathi smashed 76 runs from 44 balls playing a crucial role in the victory for the team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have kept themselves alive in the race to playoffs of the IPL 2022 by beating Mumbai Indians by three runs. SRH defeated MI in a close contest courtesy of Rahul Tripathi’s half-century and the support given by Priyam Garg and Nicholas Pooran to him. Tripathi played a magnificent inning of 76 runs from 44 balls and helped them post a mammoth total of 193/6.
SRH lost the wicket of Abhishek Sharma early in the innings but Tripathi anchored the ship after that. He hit nine boundaries and three sixes on his way to a half-century. While Reflecting on the win Kane Williamson said that Rahul Tripathi has played game-changing innings regularly in the tournament so far.
“He's (Tripathi) a seriously special player, he comes out and takes the momentum away. Have seen a number of times in this competition,” Williamson said in the post-match presentation.
Mumbai Indians got a good start while chasing but they lost regular wickets after that ending up short of the target by three runs. Umran Malik scalped three wickets while Bhuvneshwar was brilliant in death overs. He also bowled a wicket maiden in the penultimate over and restricted the opposition from taking the game away from them. Williamson praised Malik saying that if he channels his skill in the right direction it will benefit him and also backed Bhuvneshwar for his death bowling.
“He always bowls quick, which is obviously strength and weapon for our side. Got an amazing skill set and if he can channel, he can turn a match as we saw. Our death bowling has been a strength of ours and Bhuvi's one of the top death bowlers of the tournament. His contribution today and to bowl, a maiden is an amazing contribution and match-winning moment really," he stated.
Following the win, SRH are on 12 points from 13 matches and will need to win their last group game to move ahead in the tournament.