Jasprit Bumrah is currently one of the best bowlers in Indian cricket. The Mumbai Indians pacemaker has even selected a five-point lead in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. On Tuesday, he reached a massive T20 milestone in the game against SunRisers Hyderabad. He took just one wicket from Washington Sundar, but with that lone scalp, he became the first Indian pacemaker to pull 250 wickets in T20s. So far, four Indian spinners – Ravichandran Ashwin (274), Yuzvendra Chahal (271), Piyush Chawla (270) and Amit Mishra (262) – have passed the 250-wicket mark in T20 cricket.
After Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is second among Indian pacemakers with 223 wickets.
In the match, Rahul Tripathi scored 76 off 44 balls to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad to a challenging 193 for six in their must-win match against Mumbai Indians. 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.
He was competently complemented by Priyam Garg (42) and Nicholas Pooran (38).
Invited to bat, the Sunrisers’ point 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.
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. MI was able to score 190/7 in 20 overs and lost the match by three runs.
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