IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) upset Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the first match of the Sunday doubleheader while Gujarat Titans (GT) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the second contest.
Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) sealed its fourth consecutive win of the season as they defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the DY Patil Stadium. A brilliant bowling performance from SRH restricted PBKS to mere 151 runs in 20 overs.
In pursuit of a modest total, SRH played sensible brand cricket and defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) with seven balls to spare. SRH’s consistent performance with the bat in the last four IPL matches has pushed them to the top four of the points table in the Tata IPL 2022.
Meanwhile, in the second game, flamboyant Gujarat Titans (GT) rode on the back of David Miller’s unbeaten 94 to secure their fifth victory of the season defeating Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 3 wickets.
The game between GT and CSK saw the return of Ruturaj Gaikwad, who slammed a 48-ball 73. He along with Ambati Rayudu and skipper Ravindra Jadeja helped CSK put up a total of 169 runs against Gujarat Titans.
GT had the worst ever start to their innings against CSK. The top three batters were dismissed at the score of 16 runs and the entire run chase looked like a distant dream. However, consistent efforts by David Miller brought Gujarat closer to the target.
To make the equation simpler for well-set David Miller, stand-in skipper Rashid Khan opened his assault and plundered quickfire 40 runs from mere 21 deliveries. The finishing touch was given by David Miller, who scored a magnificent 51-ball 94 and helped his side clinch the fifth victory of the season.
This article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on April 18.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
With a win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Gujarat Titans (GT) have entered a safe territory with 10 rating points in just six matches. The franchise is placed atop the points table. CSK continue to dominate the penultimate position with just a single win in six IPL 2022 matches.
Meanwhile, Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH), owing to its fourth consecutive win in the IPL 2022, have moved to fourth place leaving behind the likes of Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Kane Williamson and Co have eight rating points from six matches.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
No significant movements were recorded in the Orange Cap race after Sunday’s doubleheader clashes. GT skipper Hardik Pandya, despite not playing a match against CSK, remains in the third position. Shubman Gill’s duck didn’t cost him much as he still sits at 10th position in the orange cap race.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) death bowling specialist T Natarajan stormed into the top two positions in the purple cap race following a game against Punjab Kings. Natarajan has a total of 12 wickets and is tied with Yuzvendra Chahal who is in the top.
CSK veteran pacer Dwayne Bravo picked three wickets against Gujarat Titans which helped him to enter the top ten once again with a total of 10 wickets.