Recent Match Report – Super Kings vs Sunrisers 17th Match 2022

Recent Match Report - Super Kings vs Sunrisers 17th Match 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad 155 for 2 (Abhishek 75, Tripathi 39*) beat Chennai Super Kings 154 for 7 (Moeen 48, Washington 2-21, Natarajan 2-30) by eight wickets

Sunrisers Hyderabad finally got on the board by chasing down 155 without any big contribution from their international stars, in the process consigning Chennai Super Kings to their fourth defeat in four games. It left the defending champions needing roughly eight wins from 10 matches to be hopeful of qualifying for the playoffs.

This win, with 15 balls to spare, was a significant one for Sunrisers because they hold a dodgy reputation as chasers. This was only their eighth win out of 22 matches chasing between 150 and 175, as against 157 out of 301 overall in the IPL. Abhishek Sharma, under pressure as opener, led the chase with 75 off 50, his first IPL fifty, and Rahul Tripathi supported him with 39 off 15. The international star, Kane Williamson managed just 32 off 40.

Even though they don’t have Rashid Khan anymore, Sunrisers’ bowling remained reliable with Washington Sundar and T Natarajan stifling the batters and taking two wickets each. Marco Jasen proved to be a welcome addition, using his height and cutters to concede just 30 in his four and take MS Dhoni’s wicket at the death.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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