IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (GT) face Sanju Samson-spearheaded Rajasthan Royals’ challenge in the qualifier 1 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in the Eden Graden, Kolkata. The thrilling contest has been won by Gujarat Titans by defeating Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets to enter their maiden final of the cash-rich Indian T20 tournament.
The flip of the coin went in the favour of Gujarat Titans and they opted to bowl first. Rajasthan Royals (RR) couldn’t produce a good start to their innings as Yashasvi Jaiswal was sent back in just the second over. Moreover, in form Jos Buttler also looked rusty initial in his innings.
Skipper Sanju Samson lifted the spirits of Rajasthan and began dominating the opposition with his flamboyant batting skills. Samson’s inning was a treat to watch while it lasted. The RR skipper scored quickfire 47 runs off just 26 deliveries. Devdutt Padikkal tried his hands to whack the bowlers, however, he couldn’t get more than 28 runs from 20 deliveries.
Opener Jos Buttler was stuck to the one end of the pitch and was getting ready to begin his show. With some luck initially, Buttler tonked 89 runs in 56 deliveries and helped Rajasthan post a total of 188 runs in 20 overs.
Gujarat didn’t have a perfect start either as Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed in the second delivery by Trent Boult. However, their settled middle order played sensible cricket with some calculated risks and fetched the total.
Shubman Gill scored 21-ball 35, and Aussie wicketkeeper Matthew Wade helped with his 30-ball 35 runs before getting dismissed. Skipper Hardik Pandya and David Miller remained unbeaten in the chase and took Gujarat over the line against Rajasthan.
Hardik amassed 40 runs from 27 deliveries while David Miller played a blinder, scoring 68 runs in just 38 deliveries. Both the batters remained unbeaten and confirmed Gujarat Titans’ ticket for the final of the Tata IPL 2022 which is slated to be held in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.
This article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on May 25 after GT vs RR match, last night.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
The points table remains the same as the increment is only done until the league stage matches. The playoffs are not counted in the points table in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Nevertheless, Gujarat Titans (GT) confirmed their victory over Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets in the Eden Garden Kolkata. GT will board a flight to Ahmedabad for their final encounter against the second finalist.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals aren’t knocked out of the tournament yet. They will get another opportunity to reach the final. Rajasthan Royals will play against the winner of the Eliminator on May 27.
The Eliminator will be played between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The winner of his match will play against Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 2 and the winner of the Qualifier 2 will then reach the final and play against Gujarat Titans.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler further extended his run lead after scoring magnificent 89 runs against Gujarat Titans, last night. Buttler is 181 runs ahead of second-placed KL Rahul in the orange cap tally.
Buttler has a total score of 718 runs in 15 IPL 2022 matches at an impressive average of 51.29.
Gujarat skipper Hardik Pandya remained in the fifth position with 453 runs in 14 matches in the IPL 2022.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
The wicket-takers chart is led by RR spinner Yuzvendra Chahal with 26 wickets from 15 matches in the IPL 2022. Even though Chahal failed to pick a wicket against Gujarat, his past performance has kept him ahead of everyone else.
The second on the list is RCB’s Wanindu Hasaranga with 24 wickets from 14 matches. Hasaranga will play tonight’s fixture against Lucknow and it will be interesting if he can pick more than two wickets and go past Yuzvendra Chahal.