IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thumped Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7 wickets in match number 47 of the Tata Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in the Wankhede Stadium.
After opting to bowl first, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) successfully got rid of dangerous Jos Buttler in the ninth over following the early dismissal of Devdutt Padikkal. Buttler could only score 22 runs with a poor strike rate of 88. Meanwhile, skipper Sanju Samson played the anchor’s role and amassed 54 runs for the team.
In return, Kolkata Knight Rider’s opening woes seem never-ending. The new opening pair of Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajith failed to provide a solid start to the team. Both the opening batters departed inside the powerplay, putting KKR in trouble.
Nitish Rana played fine innings of 48 runs from 32 deliveries while Rinku Singh’s blazing knock of 42 runs from 23 balls helped KKR seal the win with five balls to spare. Following five successive defeats, Kolkata finally managed to emerge victorious in the IPL 2022.
This article will take you through IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on 3rd May after RR vs KKR match.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a fine win jumped past Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the points table. Shreyas Iyer and Co are currently placed in the seventh position with four wins from 10 outings.
Rajasthan Royals’ suffered their second consecutive defeat in the season. Though the loss didn’t affect their ranking, their net run rate has certainly taken a hit. RR’s net run rate went down to 0.340 from 0.450. RR is currently placed third in the points table with six victories in 10 matches.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
Jos Buttler remained at the top following his 22 runs knock in 25 deliveries. Meanwhile, both the skippers of KKR and RR have made big gains in the rankings following their captain’s knock.
Shreyas Iyer’s 34 runs helped him go past Hardik Pandya and Tilak Verma in the orange cap tally. The batter has a total score of 324 in 10 outings.
Sanju Samson has made a huge jump after he scored a critical half-century. Samson is currently placed 8th in the points table with 298 overall runs in the ongoing IPL 2022.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
Senior pacer Umesh Yadav scalped the wicket of Devdutt Padikkal during the last night’s fixture and went past Wanindu Hasaranga and Umran Malik. Though all the three bowlers have 15 wickets apiece, Umesh’s superior economy places him above Hasaranga and Malik in the purple cap race.
Yuzvendra Chahal went wicketless in the match, but he still is at the helm with 19 overall scalps in 10 outings.