IPL 2022, Match 25 SRH vs KKR, Stats Review: Rahul Tripathi’s feat, Aaron Finch’s unique record and other stats
Rahul Tripathi led SRH to third consecutive win this campaign.
Rahul Tripathi played an outstanding innings of 71 runs off just 37 deliveries with four fours and six maximums to haunt his former franchise as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) comfortably by seven wickets in Match 25 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Aiden Markram also struck a whirlwind half-century while pacers T Natarajan and Umran Malik also stole the show in SRH’s hat-trick of wins.
Talking about how the match went by, SRH skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field first. The Orange Army replaced the injured Washington Sundar with Jagadeesha Suchith. KKR made three changes as Aaron Finch came in for Ajinkya Rahane, Sheldon Jackson for Sam Billings, and Aman Khan for Rasikh Salam. Venkatesh Iyer’s poor form stretched as he made just six runs while the Australian Finch managed just seven runs for his new ninth franchise.
Captain Shreyas Iyer amassed 28 runs off 25 deliveries but it was Nitish Rana who started scoring the runs quickly. He mustered 54 runs off 36 balls with Andre Russell then playing a blitz innings of unbeaten 49 runs from 25 deliveries which included four fours and as many sixes. The Caribbean power-hitter took KKR to a total of 175/8 in their allotted 20 overs. T Natarajan took 3/37 and Umran Malik 2/27 in their respective four-over spell.
Chasing 176 to win, openers Abhishek Sharma and captain Williamson couldn’t do much as they scored three and 17 runs respectively. Former KKR player Rahul Tripathi was at his elegant best as the uncapped Indian registered the joint-second fastest fifty of this campaign in 21 balls. The Protea, Aiden Markram remained not out on 68 runs off 36 balls which included six fours and four maximums. With this victory, the Orange Army has now won three successive matches after losing the first two in IPL 2022. For his blistering knock, Rahul Tripathi won the Player-of-the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 25 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2022:
9 – Aaron Finch represented his ninth IPL franchise. He became the first player to appear for as many teams in the league.
2 – Rahul Tripathi slammed the joint-second fastest fifty (21 balls) this IPL season. Liam Livingstone also recorded a 21-ball half-century against Gujarat Titans. Pat Cummins tops the chart for his 14-balls fifty against Mumbai Indians.
19 – Nitish Rana scored a half-century after 19 IPL innings.
2526 – Shreyas Iyer completed 2500 runs in the league.
10506 – Aaron Finch completed 10,500 runs in T20 cricket.
151 – Tripathi reached 150 fours in the tournament.
1 – First victory for SRH over KKR in five matches.
2 – Tripathi registered the joint second-fastest half-century (21 balls) for SRH in the cash-rich league.
2009 – Kane Williamson reached the milestone of 2000 runs in the IPL. He became the third SRH player to achieve the feat after David Warner (4014) and Shikhar Dhawan (2518).
1556 – Tripathi completed 1500 runs in the league.