IPL 2023 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium on 9th May to bring up their sixth victory of the season. Following the win, MI went past the mid-table mess and comfortably sits in the third position.
MI was posted a total of 200 runs by RCB in 20 overs, which to the normal eye seems pretty defendable. However, what unfolded as MI went about its business was nothing short of entertainment and domination.
Mumbai started off the chase with Ishan Kishan blowing away RCB’s powerplay bowling. Kishan singlehandedly took MI’s score over 50 runs in 5 overs before getting dismissed. Skipper Rohit Sharma once again struggled to get going and lost his wicket inside the powerplay.
Following Rohit’s wicket, Suryakumar Yadav was joined by Nehal Wadhera, who stitched a 142-run partnership and sealed the game for the home team. While Suryakumar Yadav took some time to gain fluency, Nehal Wadhera struck the early blows. The two batters blew away RCB’s bowling unit and in a jiffy, they threatened the 200-run score. Suryakumar Yadav smashed 83 runs from 35 deliveries, while Nehal Wadhera remained unbeaten, scoring 52 from 34 balls.
Earlier in the game, MI won the toss and invited RCB to bat first. Unlike the rest of the season, Virat Kohli was dismissed in the first over of the innings itself by Jason Behrendorff. Soon Anuj Rawat was also sent back to the dugout.
However, Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis added quick 120 runs to post a 200-run total for Mumbai Indians. Faf scored 65 runs while Glenn Maxwell contributed 68 runs in 33 deliveries.
This article will lead you through IPL 2023 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap Updated on 10th May after MI vs RCB.
IPL 2023 Points Table
Mumbai Indians’ big win over Royal Challengers Bangalore has made a shuffle in the IPL 2023 Points Table. MI went past the likes of PBKS, RCB, KKR, RR and LSG with just a single victory to reach the third position with 12 rating points after playing 11 matches. MI’s net run rate also got a boost, although, it’s still in the negatives.
RCB, on the other hand, drops down to seventh place in the IPL 2023 Points Table with 10 rating points from 11 matches.
IPL 2023 Orange Cap
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis recorded another half-century, his sixth in the season, against Mumbai Indians and extended his lead over others. The opener has a total of 576 runs in 11 outings at an average of 57.60. He is 99 runs ahead of the second-ranked batter in the IPL 2023 Orange Cap leaderboard, Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav also gained a few places after he made a mockery of the RCB bowling lineup. Suryakumar is currently seated in eighth position with 359 runs at an average of 32.64.
IPL 2023 Purple Cap
The IPL 2023 Purple Cap leaderboard more or less remains unchanged after MI vs RCB fixture. Gujarat’s Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan continue to lead the race with 19 wickets apiece in 11 matches. The GT duo is closely followed by CSK’s Tushar Deshpande with 19 wickets as well.
Meanwhile, MI veteran spinner Piyush Chawla is placed fourth in the IPL 2023 purple cap leaderboard despite being wicketless against RCB. Chawla has scalped 17 wickets in 11 matches.
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