IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Gujarat Titans (GT) locked horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match number 40 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on Wednesday, 27th April. The intense clash between GT and SRH was pulled off by the Gujarat Titans, defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in a last-ball nail-biter.
For the first time in the tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad had to bat first and defend a total. SRH once again produced a batting masterclass as young Abhishek Sharma and experienced Aiden Markram scored half-centuries apiece. Abhishek Sharma scored a 42-ball 65 during his stay at the crease while Markram played a 40-ball 56 runs knock.
To finish things off for SRH, Shashank Singh tonked Gujarat Titans to 25 runs in mere six deliveries and helped SRH post a total of 195 runs against GT.
Gujarat Titans (GT) had a fantastic opening partnership and the franchise yielded fruitful results during the powerplay. However, SRH express pacer Umran Malik had other plans.
Soon after he was introduced for his first spell by Kane Williamson, Malik scalped the wicket of Shubman Gill at a score of 69 runs. Skipper Hardik Pandya, who came at three, was also sent back cheaply by Umran Malik in his second over.
GT wicketkeeper batter Wriddhiman Saha was looking in complete control, however, a 153 kmph thunderbolt yorker from Umran Malik’s levers did the job for SRH. Saha departed after scoring 68 runs in 35 deliveries.
Malik then went on to pick the wickets of David Miller and Abhinav Manohar and completed his maiden fifer in the Indian Premier League. His five crucial wickets gave much-needed assistance to the SRH to remain in the game.
Despite valiant efforts from Umran Malik, Gujarat won the match, courtesy, some late blitz inning from Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan. Both the mentioned batters tonked 48 runs in the last two overs and sealed the match for their team. Rahul Tewatia scored 40 off 21 while Rashid Khan collected 31 off 11.
This article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on 28th April, after SRH vs GT match.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
Win the win, Gujarat Titans (GT) once again claimed their first position in the points table. With 14 rating points in just 8 matches, Gujarat seems to have carved their way for playoffs pretty easy.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s five-match winning streak was ended by Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans. Interestingly, SRH’s winning run in IPL 2022 started with a victory against GT during their first meet, and Gujarat, now, have taken perfect revenge for their solitary loss in the tournament. SRH now stands in the third position with 10 points from eight matches with a net run rate of 0.600.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
Hardik Pandya’s 10 runs short stay at the crease helped him pip Shikhar Dhawan from the third position in the orange cap race. Pandya now has a total score of 305 runs in eight matches while Dhawan has 302 runs from the same number of games.
Young Abhishek Sharma continued his fine form at the top order as he played a 65 runs knock which helped him to enter the top five run-getters chart. Abhishek has scored 285 runs in eight innings in the ongoing IPL 2022.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
Express pacer Umran Malik brought up his maiden fifer in the Indian Premier League against Gujarat Titans. The pacer single-handedly destroyed Gujarat’s batting lineup with his sheer pace and control. Malik’s five wickets haul helped him take a giant leap and sit at the second position with a total of 15 wickets.
The first position is in the hands of RR spinner Yuzvendra Chahal followed by SRH’s Umran Malik and T Natarajan.