Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson says his team is showing signs of improvement after claiming a third successive IPL victory.
Chasing 176 for victory over the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday, Hyderabad rode on a third-wicket partnership of 94 between Rahul Tripathi (71 off 37 balls) and Aiden Markram (68* off 36) to achieve their target with 13 balls and seven wickets to spare in Mumbai.
The Proteas batsman finished off the chase with a four and two sixes.
Williamson said the performance was a “step up” from their previous two victories.
“To go and chase like we did and Rahul Tripathi playing an absolutely incredible knock and also Aiden Markram. Two amazing contributions for us in different roles but, all in all, a very good team performance,” Williamson said.
The New Zealand skipper added: “For us, we always know these little things to improve on and the guys are working really hard. So far we’re seeing those signs of improvement.”
Of the Man of the Match Tripathi, Hyderabad coach Tom Moody said: “He was struck down in the last game with cramps but it was great to see him grab the game by the scruff of the neck and he showed leadership in that top order.”
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