Hyderabad batter Rahul Tripathi and pace sensation Umran Malik stole the show on Tuesday evening as they beat Mumbai Indians by three runs at Wankhede Stadium. Tripathi scored a blistering 76 off 44 deliveries, along with valuable knocks from Priyam Garg (42 off 26) and Nicholas Pooran (38 off 22), helping the side post 193/6 in the first innings.
In response, Mumbai had a flying start as Rohit Sharma (48 off 36) and Ishan Kishan (43 off 34) stitched a 95-run stand for the first wicket before Umran Malik wreaked havoc on Mumbai’s batting line-up to restrict them to 190/7 in 20 overs. Malik picked three wickets in the form of Ishan Kishan (43 off 34), Tilak Varma (8 off 9) and Daniel Sams (15 off 11). For Mumbai, Tim David played a blitz knock of 46 in just 18 deliveries, but an unfortunate run-out cost him his wicket in the 18th over.
Earlier in the evening, Tripathi stitched crucial partnerships with Priyam Garg, who replaced Kane Williamson at the top, and later with Nicholas Pooran. Garg scored 42(26), while Pooran chipped in 38(22) runs. Ramandeep Singh emerged as the standout performer among the Mumbai bowlers, picking three wickets in his four-over spell. Let’s look at the points table after match number 65 of IPL 2022.
Changes in points table
With that win, Hyderabad has added two points under their belt to remain in the playoff race. They now have twelve points in 13 games and are currently placed at eighth position in the points table. They need to win their last league stage match and will hope for other teams results to go in their favour to make the cut in the top four. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians remain at the bottom of the points table with just three wins in 13 games.
What did the captains say?
Kane Williamson ended up as a happy captain as he felt relief after ending their five-match losing streak. “Had a few games where momentum wasn’t on our side, and we couldn’t wrestle it back,” he said during the post-match presentation.
On the other hand, Rohit Sharma confessed that Mumbai was in the game until the last over of the second innings. “We thought we were very much in the game till that run-out (Tim David). I just want to tick off the boxes and finish on a high note. We will try everything we can from our side. If there is an opportunity to try out new guys, we will also look to do that,” he concluded.
Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Lucknow Super Giants in a must-win game for both at DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. Lucknow will look to bounce back after a couple of defeats and undo their past performance before participating in the knock-out stage. At the same time, Kolkata will be desperate to register a comprehensive win in the game to stay relevant in the tournament.