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Kane Williamson lavishes Rahul Tripathi with adulation

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Mumbai Indians in an exciting match on Tuesday (May 17). Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat first in a must-win game for SRH to keep their playoff hopes alive. Abhishek Sharma was bowled cheaply by Daniel Sams early in the Sunrisers’ innings. However, Rahul Tripathi’s outstanding run in the competition continued as he was fairly harsh on the Mumbai pacers in the powerplay. The right-handed batter’s intent was evident as he proceeded to target the opposition’s bowlers.

Priyam Garg, making his debut in the tournament, supported Tripathi in his attack, adding 78 runs in just seven overs. Garg left the game after earning 42 points on 26 pitches. Meanwhile, Tripathi kept on his rampage, scoring his third fifty in IPL 2022. With Nicholas Pooran at the crease, the Sunrisers were eager to set a high target for the Mumbai team.

The newly appointed West Indies Captain was in a threatening mood himself, and their collaboration provided the SRH a boost, as they concluded with 193 on the board. Rahul Tripathi made an entertaining 44-ball 76. Kane Williamson applauded the batter’s performance, noting that he was instrumental in MI setting such a lofty goal.

“He’s (Rahul Tripathi) a seriously special player, he comes out and takes the momentum away…. have seen a number of times in this competition,” Williamson told.

MI’s chase went off to a fast start, with the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan fending off the powerplay and scoring at a rapid rate. Umran Malik’s tenure began disastrously, as he let up 17 runs in his first over. However, the explosive bowler made amends by taking three wickets for 23 runs and breaking Mumbai’s back in the chase.