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IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on April 12: Kane Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got better of Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (GT), yesterday, in match number 20 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. SRH not only registered its second win of the season but also hindered Gujarat’s unbeaten run in the tournament.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss, and just like any other side, opted to field first. Gujarat couldn’t get an ideal start to their outing in the DY Patil Stadium as both the openers were dismissed cheaply by the SRH pacers.

Gujarat Titans (GT) skipper Hardik Pandya played a sensible 42 balls 50 runs knock despite wickets continuously falling from the other end. In the end, young Abhinav Manohar tried freeing his long levers and scored 35 runs from 21 balls with the help of five boundaries and a six.

Owing to valiant efforts from Hardik Pandya and his mates, Gujarat Titans (GT) managed to put up a total of 162 runs in the quota of 20 overs.

In pursuit of a modest total, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) openers gave a steady start. Young Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson stitched 64 runs before the fall of the opening wicket. The experience of Kane Williamson went on to score a match-winning half-century (57 runs off 46 balls) and took his side closer to the total.

Meanwhile, to finish things off in Hyderabad’s favour, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram put their feet on the accelerator and chased the total with five balls to spare.

This article will lead you through the IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on April 12.

IPL 2022 Points Table – April 12:

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Sunrisers Hyderabad grabbed two crucial points following their second consecutive win in the ongoing edition of the Tata IPL. Though they didn’t undergo any major shift in the rankings table, however, their net run rate came inches closer to the positive territory. SRH currently stands in the eighth position with four points from four matches.

Gujarat Titans (GT), on the other hand, have slipped down to the fifth spot following their first loss of the season. The net run rate of Gujarat Titans slipped from 0.349 to 0.097 with just one defeat.

The first position is still acquired by Rajasthan Royals followed by Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants respectively.

IPL 2022 Orange Cap:

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The points table didn’t see a lot of disturbance after Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Titans match. GT opener batter Shubman Gill continues to hold third place, despite him getting dismissed for 9 balls 7.

Hardik Pandya entered into top ten rankers list following his match-saving half-century. Pandya has amassed 141 runs in four IPL 2022 matches. 

SRH opener Abhishek Sharma stormed into the top ten after he scored 32-ball 42 runs against GT. He is the only SRH batter to be ranked in the top ten.

Jos Buttler has dominated the Orange Cap race with 218 runs in four matches followed by Lucknow’s Quinton de Kock with 188 runs.

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IPL 2022 Purple Cap:

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T Natarajan picked two wickets against GT which helped him reach the fifth spot in the purple cap race with eight wickets from four matches. There were no other significant changes in the purple cap race.

The table is currently led by RR’s Yuzvendra Chahal with 11 wickets from four matches followed by Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav and Wanindu Hasaranga.

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