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IPL 2021: Orange Cap, Purple Cap, points table after Match 15 (KKR vs CSK)

Lungi Ngidi

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 18 runs to climb to the top of the points table of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. This was the third consecutive victory for the CSK.

Sent into bat, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis provided CSK with an excellent start, adding 115 runs for the opening wicket. Brisk cameos from Moeen Ali and MS Dhoni propelled CSK to a daunting total of 220/4.

In reply, KKR got off to a poor start. Deepak Chahar picked up four wickets inside the Powerplay, reducing KKR to 31/5. Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik, however, brought them back into the game. Pat Cummins then tried to pull off a late heist but he was let down by the lack of support from the other end.

Orange Cap

Du Plessis scored 95* off just 60 balls and he jumps to fourth on the list. KKR’s Nitish Rana (9 off 12) has slipped to the sixth position, while Moeen finds himself at eighth place. Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan, with 231 runs in 4 matches, currently holds the Orange Cap.

Batsman Team R SR 50
Shikhar Dhawan Delhi 231 148 2
Glenn Maxwell Bangalore 176 149 2
Jonny Bairstow Hyderabad 173 132 1
Faf du Plessis Chennai 164 145 1
Nitish Rana Kolkata 164 130 2
KL Rahul Punjab 161 141 2
Rohit Sharma Mumbai 138 135 0
Moeen Ali Chennai 133 153 0
David Warner Hyderabad 130 116 1
AB de Villiers Bangalore 125 189 2

Purple Cap

Deepak Chahar conceded just 29 runs and picked up four wickets. With eight wickets in four games, he has climbed to the joint second spot in the table, only behind Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Harshal Patel. Russell, who got Dhoni’s wicket, is at No. 5.

Bowler Team W Econ 4WI
Harshal Patel Bangalore 9 5.75 1
Deepak Chahar Chennai 8 7.33 2
Avesh Khan Delhi 8 7.35 0
Rahul Chahar Mumbai 8 7.37 1
Andre Russell Kolkata 7 12.44 1
Trent Boult Mumbai 6 7.27 0
Chetan Sakariya Rajasthan 6 8.33 0
Rashid Khan Bangalore 5 5.06 0
Chris Woakes Delhi 5 7.45 0
Arshdeep Singh Punjab 5 7.50 0
Chris Morris Rajasthan 5 9.18 0
Kyle Jamieson Bangalore 5 9.80 0

Points Table

CSK has leapfrogged RCB to attain the top spot in the points table, though RCB have a match in hand. CSK now have three victories and a defeat in four matches. The Knight Riders have only managed one win in four attempts. They sit at the sixth position, followed by only Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings.

Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Chennai Super Kings 4 3 1 0 6 1.055
Royal Challengers Bangalore 3 3 0 0 6 0.750
Delhi Capitals 4 3 1 0 6 0.426
Mumbai Indians 4 2 2 0 4 0.187
Sunrisers Hyderabad 4 1 3 0 2 -0.228
Kolkata Knight Riders 4 1 3 0 2 -0.608
Rajasthan Royals 3 1 2 0 2 -0.719
Punjab Kings 4 1 3 0 2 -0.824

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