IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: The high-pressure contest between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the DY Patil Sports Stadium has been secured by the KL Rahul-led LSG by defeating KKR by three runs in the final ball.
LSG skipper KL Rahul decided to bat first after winning the toss. Owing to a sensational opening partnership, that never broke, Lucknow managed to post a daunting total of 210 runs in 20 overs. Southpaw Quinton de Kock played a scintillating knock of unbeaten 140 runs from 70 deliveries while KL Rahul played second fiddle and scored an unbeaten 68 from 51 balls.
Chasing a mammoth total was never going to be easy for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), especially with their inconsistent top order. LSG were off to a great start, reducing KKR to 10/2 inside the powerplay.
A fantastic partnership between Sunil Narine and Rinku Singh gave KKR another life to confirm the match, however, it was LSG which emerged victorious at the end with three runs. In the final over 21 runs were required and Rinku Singh did all the magic to reduce the equation to 3 runs in 2 balls, but, a spectacular catch from Evin Lewis in the penultimate delivery to get rid of Rinku Singh did the trick for Lucknow.
Lucknow won the game by three runs and got a big “Q” against their name as they confirm their playoff berth in the Tata IPL 2022.
This article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on May 19th after KKR vs LSG match.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
The victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) puts Lucknow in the driver’s seat as they become the second team to get qualified for the Tata IPL 2022 playoffs after Gujarat Titans (GT).
LSG is currently placed second in the points table with no more league stage games remaining. Their final position in the table depends upon RR’s next game against CSK.
On the other side, KKR’s inconsistent campaign in the Tata IPL 2022 came to an end after sustaining a defeat against LSG, last night. This is their third IPL league stage exit in the last five years.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
LSG wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock registered his highest ever total in the Indian Premier League after slamming an unbeaten 140 runs against KKR. With the sensational innings, de Kock also jumped to the third position in the points table with overall 502 runs in 14 matches.
KL Rahul’s unbeaten 68 helped him to keep a firm hold of his second position in the orange cap race. Rahul has amassed 537 runs in 14 IPL 2022 matches so far.
The first position is still in control of RR opener Jos Buttler who has amassed 627 runs in just 13 innings.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
The purple cap chart saw no change in the rankings after last night’s fixture between Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants.