IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings (PBKS) met at the Brabourne Cricket Stadium in match number 60 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) convincingly thrashed RCB and registered a big win by 54 runs.
Earlier, RCB won the toss and opted to field first. Punjab Kings’ openers Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow were outstanding. Both the batters amassed 60 runs in just 4.4 overs and provided a solid ramp for the other batters to come and explode.
Jonny Bairstow began the destruction with his 66 runs from just 29 deliveries. The suit was followed by Liam Livingstone who muscled 70 runs from 42 deliveries. Owing to sensational efforts from Bairstow and Livingstone, Punjab managed to put up 209 runs total in 20 overs.
Once again, Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to provide a quick opening to the team. Wickets began to tumble due to excessive scoreboard pressure. All-rounder Glenn Maxwell showed some fight and was the highest run-scorer for RCB with 35 runs.
In the end, Punjab Kings’ bowling unit reduced RCB to just 155 runs in the loss of nine wickets and won the match by 54 runs.
This article will take you through Tata IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on May 14th after the RCB vs PBKS match.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
Punjab Kings (PBKS) jumped over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) following a dominating victory against RCB. PBKS has 12 points in their bag with two more matches to go in their campaign. A 54 run win has also boosted their net run rate which has now entered the positive territory (0.023).
Punjab is placed sixth and has a solid chance to give a tough competition to the top fours if they somehow win their next two matches.
RCB, on the other side, are slipping away from the tournament at a crucial moment. The franchise has 14 points with just one game to go in their campaign. Their net run rate isn’t encouraging either (-0.323). RCB will play against Lucknow in their last match and the pressure will be on them to win the match and continue to be in the race.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
Punjab Kings (PBKS) middle-order batter Liam Livingstone has reached the sixth spot in the Orange Cap race after scoring a match-winning 70 runs from 42 deliveries against RCB. The batter has 385 runs from 12 matches.
Though it was a tough night for both Shikhar Dhawan and Faf du Plessis, however, both the batters continued to remain in the top run-getters race. While Dhawan held his fourth position, Du Plessis kept his position at number five.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Wanindu Hasaranga toppled Yuzvendra Chahal from the Purple Cap following his two wickets against Punjab Kings. Though Hasaranga and Yuzvendra Chahal, both, have 23 wickets apiece, the former has bowled with better economy and strike rate which puts him ahead of Chahal.
RCB pace spearhead Harshal Patel has also gained a lot after his four-wicket match against PBKS. Patel is currently sitting at the fourth position with 18 scalps from 12 matches.