IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: The doubleheader Saturday of the Indian Premier League (IPL) finished with two low scoring matches between Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The afternoon fixture between GT and KKR was convincingly bagged by Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) by eight runs after defending an average total of 156 runs.
KKR restricted GT to a low score and it was reckoned that Shreyas Iyer and Co would chase down the target easily. However, Gujarat flexed their excellent bowling performance and defeated KKR, even in a low scoring match.
Meanwhile, in the second fixture between SRH and RCB, Kane Williamson won the toss and invited RCB to bat first. South African pacer Marco Jansen rattled through the top order of the Royal Challengers Bangalore and scalped the wickets of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Anuj Rawat in just a single over.
T Natarajan came in to support Marco Jansen and he too scalped three wickets and cramped RCB to a scanty total of 68 runs. The total was chased down by SRH in eight overs and took two crucial rating points along with a healthy jump in the net run rate.
This article will take you through IPL 2022: Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap after SRH vs RCB match.
IPL 2022: Points Table:
Kane Williamson and his troops moved to the second spot following a monstrous win against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The nine wickets win that too with 12 overs to spare giving them a healthy edge over others in the net run rate section, which now reads 0.691.
Despite the loss, RCB remains in the top four positions in the points table with 10 points from eight matches. Their net run rate has slumped down to -0.472.
Gujarat once again claimed their top spot following the win over KKR, earlier in the day. GT are now placed in the first position with 12 points in seven IPL 2022 matches.
IPL 2022: Orange Cap:
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
SRH pacer T Natarajan takes a leap to reach second in the Purple Cap race. Natarajan scalped three wickets against RCB that helped him jump over Kuldeep Yadav. The speedster has now 15 wickets in seven matches.
Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal continues to lead the race with 18 wickets in seven matches, followed by T Natarajan (15 wickets), Kuldeep Yadav (13 wickets), Dwayne Bravo (12 wickets) and Umesh Yadav (11 wickets).