IPL 2023 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: Rajasthan Royals (RR) returned to winning ways following three consecutive defeats as they thumped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by nine wickets at Sawai Man Singh Stadium on 11th May. Sanju Samson and Co won the fixture by a long margin with 6.5 overs remaining and took a leap over Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 Points Table.
Young Yashasvi Jaiswal once again rose to the occasion and proved why he is termed as ‘generational talent.’ It was a perfect night tailor-made for Yashasvi Jaiswal to shine as he smoked everyone who came to bowl. He inked his name in the history books by slamming the fastest half-century in the IPL in just 13 deliveries.
On top of that, Jaiswal extended his sublime innings and remained unbeaten at a 98-run score and struck the winning blow for Rajasthan Royals in 13.1 over. The young opener was aided by skipper Sanju Samson, at the other end, who remained unbeaten at 48 runs in 29 deliveries.
RR chased down the modest total of 149 runs in just 13.1 overs and accumulated two points and a healthy net run rate ahead of the IPL 2023 Playoffs.
Earlier in the game, KKR scored 149 runs as Venkatesh Iyer top scored with a 42-ball 57-run innings. Besides him, none of the KKR batters could show resistance to the loaded Rajasthan bowling unit.
The openers failed to provide a rampaging start to the innings. Skipper Nitish Rana held his end for a bit but was soon blown away by Yuzvendra Chahal. Andre Russell once again looked insignificant as he continued his pale patch. Even poster boy, Rinku Singh had no answers to the probe opened by RR.
This article will lead you through IPL 2023 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap Updated on 12th May after RR vs KKR.
IPL 2023 Points Table
The win has helped Rajasthan Royals scale up in the IPL 2023 Points Table. With 12 points from 12 matches and a much better net run rate, RR toppled Mumbai Indians and sealed third place. Meanwhile, KKR was pushed down to the seventh spot in the leaderboard with yet another loss.
Gujarat Titans (GT) has held its place atop the IPL 2023 Points Table with an unassailable 16 points from just 11 matches. GT is closely followed by Chennai Super Kings with 15 points from 12 matches.
IPL 2023 Orange Cap
RR opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 98 runs in 47 deliveries which helped him get closer to Faf du Plessis, who is currently leading the IPL 2023 Orange Cap leaderboard. Jaiswal is one shy of du Plessis, who has scored 576 runs in 11 innings.
Jos Buttler was dismissed for a duck after he was caught off-guard during a mix-up in running between the wicket, hence, no improvement in his IPL 2023 Orange Cap standings. Buttler is placed seventh on the list with 392 runs in 12 innings.
Venkatesh Iyer once again stormed back to the top 10 after his half-century knock. Iyer is now seated in 9th position with 371 runs from 12 innings.
IPL 2023 Purple Cap
Seasoned spinner Yuzvendra Chahal became the leading wicket-taker in the history of the IPL after scalping a four-fer against KKR. Chahal now has 187 wickets in 143 matches. Moreover, he also went past Mohd Shami, who had held the IPL 2023 Purple Cap for a while. The RR spinner has scalped 21 wickets in IPL 2023.
Gujarat’s Mohammad Shami and Rashid Khan are now pushed to second and third place respectively with 19 wickets each in IPL 2023 Purple Cap leaderboard.
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