IPL 2022: Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: The formidable Rajasthan outfit has hammered Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 29 runs in match number 39 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in the Maharashtra Cricket Association International Stadium, Pune.
Sanju Samson, the RR skipper, hasn’t been lucky enough as others are to win the flip of the coin. RR once again had to come to bat first, as RCB decided to bowl first. It won’t be wrong to say, Rajasthan seems to be the one team that is unaffected by the result of the toss. They are happy to bat first. In fact, all their six wins in the season have come after batting first.
Rajasthan couldn’t get off to a great start with both the openers losing their wickets pretty early in the innings. RCB showcased their fine pace bowling and picked timely wickets to push Rajasthan Royals backwards in the innings.
However, young Riyan Parag came to rescue his side and played an unbeaten knock of 56 runs in 31 deliveries. Owing to Parag’s innings, Rajasthan posted a total of 144 runs in the loss of eight wickets.
The below-par total looked meagre in front of the RCB batting unit which comprises Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik. But, RR bowlers were reluctant to give away anything that easily.
The bowlers maintained the pressure on the opposition with their tight lines and picked wickets at regular intervals. Kuldeep Sen scalped four big wickets, while R Ashwin and Prasidh Krishna picked three and two respectively.
The brilliant bowling effort helped RR bowl out RCB at a score of 115 in 19.3 overs. Rajasthan Royals sealed the match by 29 runs and returned back to the helm of the points table.
This article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on 27th April.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
Sanju Samson and Co. claimed their top position once again after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 29 runs. RR now have 12 rating points from eight matches with a healthy net run rate of +0.561.
RCB though maintained their fifth spot, despite a loss, their net run rate has slumped down to -0.572. Faf du Plessis and Co have five wins from nine matches. With 10 rating points, they currently sit at the number five position.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
Jos Buttler couldn’t produce another breath-taking innings with his willow as he scored a 9-ball eight against RCB. However, his low score didn’t affect his ranking as he still is 131 runs ahead of the second-placed KL Rahul.
Buttler remains at the top place with 499 runs in eight IPL 2022 outings followed by KL Rahul (368 runs off 8 innings), Shikhar Dhawan (302 runs from eight matches).
Faf du Plessis’s 21-ball 23 against Rajasthan Royals helped him to maintain his fifth spot with 278 runs in nine matches. He is the highest-ranked RCB batter in the current tally.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
For the first time in the IPL 2022, Yuzvendra Chahal returned without wickets, however, that didn’t affect his place in the Purple Cap tally. Chahal continues to lead the chart with 18 scalps in eight matches.
RCB spinner Wanindu Hasaranga scalped two fishes against Rajasthan Royals and jumped to the fourth position with 13 wickets from nine outings. Josh Hazlewood also picked two crucial wickets in the match and has made a place for himself in the ninth spot.