On the other hand, Kolkata made 175/8 after being put in to bat, with top scorer Nitish Rana smashing 54 off 36 balls as well as Andre Russell’s 49 off 25 balls.
Hyderabad’s victory gave them two points on the leader board, putting them in seventh place now with six points from three wins and two losses across five matches. The Bollywood actor-owned franchise KKR, on the other hand, is still holding out at number four with six points from three wins and three losses across six matches.
Rahul Tripathi’s star of the show
Tripathi as the ‘Man of the Match’ expressed his contentment over his successful innings against Kolkata. He said that Hyderabad had put up a good show in the last few matches.
"I enjoyed myself today. The time with KKR was special, and now it is special with KKR as well. There are days when things get tough, but I enjoy the hard work and the good days. Before going in to bat, I am a little fidgety, but I am happy that I got this innings today," the SRH batter said post-match.
Reminiscing their celebrated victory, he added, "Russell bangs it in short if you are new, and I was looking for that shot if the ball was there. Varun bowls well, I didn't expect him to pitch it up and that's why I went through with that lofted shot. It wasn't premeditated."
Rahul Tripathi currently has the most runs in the IPL as an uncapped player. With 171 runs at a strike rate of 178.12, Tripathi is also Hyderabad’s highest run-scorer. So far, he has scored more than 1500 runs across 65 matches.
For this, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan gave him a nod. He wrote, "Every year Rahul Tripathi comes to [IPL,] does his job quietly but surely. Most impressive Uncapped batter!"