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IPL 2022: SRH Keeps Smart Playoff Hope Alive with 3-Run Win vs. MI | Cricket News


Rahul Tripathi batted like a man on a mission before Umran Malik struggled with his pace while Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their slim IPL play-off hope alive with a three-run win over Mumbai Indians on Tuesday. Tripathi scored 76 off 44 balls to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad to a challenging 193 for six. He was competently complemented by Priyam Garg (42) and Nicholas Pooran (38). Malik (3/23 in three overs) then put on a sensational performance, while the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/26 of 4) bowled a wicket girl in the crucial 19th over to stop MI at 190 for seven despite the best attempts by Rohit Sharma (48), Ishan Kishan (43) and Tim David (46).

The victory keeps SRH in the playoffs on paper as they move up to 12 points. They have to win their last game and hope for other results to go their way.

By chasing 194, Rohit was at his effortless best and looked for a big score. He got off to a solid start to Mumbai’s chase with Kishan, with whom he shared a 95-run opening.

The two looted 17 runs in the ninth over bowled by Malik, with the pacemaker guilty of two no balls and a wide.

But two overs later, Kane Williamson’s decision to bowl Washington Sundar (1/36) paid dividends when Rohit took out Jagadeesha Suchith in depth.

Kishan, who looked uncomfortable against Malik’s short balls, followed his captain in the next over when the Jammu pacer, who had an awful first over, saved himself. He pointed the ball from around the wicket to the stumps so Priyam Garg could complete a good catch in the middle.

The duo provided another breakthrough when Malik bowled another bouncer that forced Daniel Sams to pull. Garg jumped high above his head with his arms fully extended to complete a brilliant catch on center wicket.

With 44 needed out of 18, the big hit fired David away to 46 off just 18 balls to keep Mumbai’s hopes for a fourth win alive this season.

David hit four sixes from the 18th over bowled by T Natarajan, including a monstrous 114m shot, to bring the tie down to 19 from 12. However, Natarajan (0/60) managed to free himself from the last ball when David was run out.

The seasoned Bhuvneshwar bowled a wicket 19th over to tip the match back in SRH’s favor.

Earlier, Tripathi, who hit his third half-century of the season with the help of nine fours and three sixes, set himself up brilliantly for an unforgettable hold.

Invited to bat, the Sunrisers’ venture to play Garg at the top of the order paid off. The 21-year-old played a good beat while sharing a 78-run partnership with Tripathi after the informed Abhishek Sharma (9) was sent back in the third over.

Garg, who was dropped at 10, made good use of his extension when he smashed the ball four times to the fence and twice over it in his 26-ball innings.

On the other hand, Tripathi looked into his element. He smashed Jasprit Bumrah (1/32) for a six and rugby fours in the fifth over.

Tripathi and Garg collected 57 in a productive power play and maintained a healthy run rate that was close to 10 runs per over while batting responsibly.

Once Garg was caught and bowled by medium pacer Ramandeep Singh (3/20), Pooran, who went up to no. 3 was promoted, joined the party.

The flamboyant left-hander smoked Riley Merdith (1/44) two consecutive sixes over long and deep back squares in the 13th over before hitting Mayank Markande (0/31) for a boundary and a maximum in the next over. .

The MI bowlers, led by Ramndeep, were able to make a mini comeback when they got rid of Pooran, Tripathi and Aiden Markram (2) in the span of eight balls.

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By hitting the order, captain Kane Williamson (8 not out) continued his struggle as he could not get the big shots going.

The Sunrisers, who were looking for a score of 200 plus, were able to pass just one boundary in the last two overs, yielding 19 runs.

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