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IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on 2nd May

IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Mahendra Singh Dhoni spearheaded Chennai Super Kings (CSK) announced its arrival once again in the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 13 runs in a high scoring contest at the MCA Pune.

IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap - Updated on 2nd May

Forced to bat first by Kane Williamson, Chennai’s top order change brought back the fortunes of the franchise. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad returned back to his sublime touch while Devon Conway, at the other end, played a scintillating knock and took Chennai to a massive total.

The right-handed opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad fell just one short of his well deserved century. He smacked six fours and as many sixes in his innings of 99 runs from 57 balls. Devon Conway, on the other end, remained unbeaten at 85 runs in 55 deliveries. Conway smashed eight fours and four maximums in his innings.

Owing to sensational efforts from Conway and Gaikwad, Chennai Super Kings managed to put up a daunting total of 202 runs in the loss of two wickets.

SRH, in pursuit of a 202 runs total, got off to a blazing start. Abhishek Sharma did most of the scoring in the powerplay but was dismissed just before the end of the initial field restrictions. Meanwhile, SRH’s middle order crumbled to tackle the climbing required rate.

Despite Nicholas Pooran’s blitz innings of 64 runs from mere 33 deliveries, Sunrisers Hyderabad remained 13 runs shy of the target set by the CSK.

This very article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on May 2nd.

IPL 2022 Points Table:

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) remain alive in the playoff seat hunt with the comprehensive victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad. MS Dhoni and Co have three wins now in nine outings. They are placed in the penultimate position.

A couple of days ago, SRH looked absolutely dominating as they continued their five-match winning streak, however, an end to it has demoralised the franchise. In no time, SRH has suffered two consecutive defeats and has just five wins from nine matches.

SRH is placed in the fourth position in the points table.

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IPL 2022 Orange Cap:

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Young SRH opener Abhishek Sharma’s consistency has put him in the top three in the list of the highest run-getters in the Indian Premier League 2022. Sharma scored 39 off 24 deliveries that helped him jump over Hardik Pandya and Tilak Varma.

He is only behind England batter Jos Buttler and Lucknow skipper KL Rahul. Though the margin of runs is quite high, for a youngster to compete there is always a treat to watch.

IPL 2022 Purple Cap:

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The wicket-takers chart didn’t see a lot of movement following the SRH vs CSK match. Pacer T Natarajan scalped two wickets against CSK and strengthened his third position. Natarajan has a total of 17 wickets in nine outings and is currently tied with Kuldeep Yadav, who is placed in the second position.

Umran Malik, the thunderbolt bowler, went wicketless against CSK, but it didn’t affect his ranking as he has firmly kept his fifth position.

Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal continues to dominate the bowler’s chart with 19 scalps in nine innings.

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