Monday, 5 June, 2023

Hyderabad to first win in IPL

Indian spinner Mayank Markande's 4-15 and an unbeaten 74 by Rahul Tripathi gave Sunrisers Hyderabad their first IPL win this season as they thrashed Punjab Kings by eight wickets on Sunday.

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan hit an unbeaten 99 off 66 balls in Punjab's 143-9 after Markande got the key wickets, including big-money signing Sam Curran for 22, in Hyderabad.

Tripathi led the chase and put on an unbeaten 100-run stand with skipper Aiden Markram (34) after former champions Hyderabad lost their openers, with Harry Brook out for 13.

Markram smashed three successive boundaries before Tripathi hit the winning runs as Hyderabad bounced back from their opening two losses.