IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: KL Rahul -captained Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) continues to shine in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have become their latest victim. Lucknow defeated Kolkata by a huge 75 runs margin in the 53rd match of the tournament.
After being forced to bat first at the MCA Pune, Lucknow Super Giants didn’t have an encouraging start as skipper KL Rahul registered a diamond duck in the very first over itself. However, the situation was brought to control by the other two batters.
Quinton de Kock and Deepak Hooda made most of the initial restriction and notched up 66 runs in the powerplay. De Kock scored 50 runs from 29 deliveries while Hooda amassed quickfire 41 from 29 balls. Lucknow somehow lost the track of its innings midway and seemed like they won’t be able to post a par total, however, the batters were too good against Kolkata’s bowling unit.
In the end, Lucknow Super Giants managed to score 176 runs in the loss of seven wickets in their 20 overs quota.
In pursuit of a 176 runs total, Kolkata’s disturbing nerve was pressed by the Lucknow bowlers as they picked up early wickets. The opening woes for the franchise continued after opener Baba Indrajith registered a duck.
Meanwhile, the other batters also couldn’t do any better to tackle the shining Lucknow bowling lineup. All-rounder Andre Russell showed some resistance along with Sunil Narine and played a knock of 45 (19) and 22 (12) runs respectively.
Following the wicket of these two cricketers, it became too easy for Lucknow to fetch a dominating victory. Lucknow wrapped up KKR’s inning in mere 101 runs and sealed the game by 75 runs.
This very article will take you through Tata IPL 2022 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap – Updated on May 8.
IPL 2022 Points Table:
The victory took Lucknow Super Giants atop the points table with 16 rating points. Lucknow has played 11 matches and has managed to win 8. The franchise also has a strong net run rate (+0.703).
Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are almost eliminated from the elite playoffs race. Though there are still a few chances, however, it will require a calculator for them to count that. KKR has just four wins from 11 matches and is placed eighth in the points table.
IPL 2022 Orange Cap:
Though KL Rahul couldn’t open his account in the previous game, the cricketer still sits in the second position. Rahul has a total of 451 runs in 11 IPL 2022 outings at an average of 50.11.
Quinton de Kock made significant gains following his half-century innings against KKR. The Protea glovesman is placed in the fifth spot with an overall score of 344 in 11 outings.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler continues his domination as he has notched up 618 runs in 11 innings. Buttler still has a healthy lead of 167 runs from KL Rahul.
IPL 2022 Purple Cap:
Lucknow’s young pacer Avesh Khan scalped three wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and stormed back into the top ten wicket-takers charts. Khan is placed in the tenth position with 14 wickets in 9 matches.
Rajasthan Royals’ Yuzvendra Chahal has kept himself ahead of everyone other in the race. Chahal has scalped 22 wickets from 11 matches and is placed atop the points table followed by his close friend Kuldeep Yadav (18 wickets from 10 matches).