IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Rajasthan Royals (RR) locked horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in match number 58 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in the DY Patil Sports Academy. The low scoring contest between the two teams was won by Delhi Capitals (DC) by eight wickets chasing the total in just 18.1 overs.
After winning the toss, Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant decided to bowl first. DC had a perfect start as they picked up dangerman Jos Buttler in the third over. R Ashwin was promoted to anchor the innings and the right-handed perfectly fulfilled his job as he scored a half-century.
Meanwhile, wickets began to fall from the other end. Devdutt Padikkal showed some resistance and scored 48 runs from 30 deliveries, however, he couldn’t control the fall of the wickets.
As a result, Rajasthan Royals (RR) could score just 160 runs in the loss of six wickets in their quota of 20 overs.
Chasing a low total is always tricky, especially in the slower tracks. DC lost its first wicket in the opening over as Srikar Bharat was dismissed by Trent Boult for a 2-ball duck. However, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh performed a rescue operation and brought DC on track once again following a couple of brilliant overs from Rajasthan.
Once the two Aussies settled they began accumulating runs on every opportunity given by the opposition. Marsh played the aggressor’s role, scoring 89 from 62 deliveries while Warner anchored the innings with his unbeaten 52 from 41 balls.
Skipper Rishabh Pant tonked two massive sixes to Yuzvendra Chahal in the 18th over and finished things for his team with a crucial two points.
This very article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on 12th May after RR vs DC match.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
With the win, Delhi kept its hopes alive for the top-four finish in the Tata IPL 2022. Delhi now has six wins and as many losses in their 12 matches so far. The franchise is placed in the fifth position and will be hoping to win two more matches and seal the playoff berth.
On the other side, Rajasthan Royals’ campaign seems off track in the last few matches. The franchise did extremely well in the first phase, however, they are looking rusty in their recent matches.
From 12 matches so far, Rajasthan Royals has managed to win seven and the franchise is sitting in the third position with 14 rating points.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
DC opener David Warner has taken massive leaps of late in the Tata IPL 2022 orange cap race. From nowhere in the top ten to number three, Warner has shown some good consistency with his batting.
Owing to his unbeaten 52 runs against Rajasthan Royals, Warner jumped over Shubman Gill and Faf du Plessis to reach the third position. The Aussie cricketer has scored 427 runs in 10 matches at a superb average of 61.00.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan’s Jos Buttler continue to lead the race, even though he wasn’t able to score much, last night. Buttler has amassed 625 runs from 12 IPL 2022 matches at an average of 56.82 and is still 176 runs ahead of the second-placed KL Rahul.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
RR spinner Yuzvendra Chahal scalped a solitary wicket in the game against Delhi Capitals last night and extended his lead to 23 wickets. Chahal is placed atop the points table with his 23 scalps in 12 matches.
Delhi Capitals’ Kuldeep Yadav remained in third place even though he couldn’t pick wickets against RR, last night. Yadav has 18 wickets from 12 innings in the IPL 2022.