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IPL 2021: Orange Cap, Purple Cap, points table after Match 16 (RCB vs RR)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) made it four wins on the trot by humiliating Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 10 wickets in Match 16 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. They won with 21 balls to spare.

Orange Cap

Riding on the sublime opening stand of Devdutt Padikkal (101 off 52) and Virat Kohli (72 off 47), Bangalore chased down 178 runs with 21 balls to spare. This is also the highest opening partnership for the franchise, surpassing 167 between Tillakaratne Dilshan and Chris Gayle back in 2013.

Following their innings, both Padikkal and Kohli jumped to the top-ten list among the highest run-scorers this season, as had Rajsthan captain Sanju Samson earlier in the day. Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan still tops the chart, with 231 runs in 4 matches.

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
Sanju Samson Rajasthan 145 163 1
Virat Kohli Bangalore 143 129 1
Rohit Sharma Mumbai 138 135 0
Devdutt Padikkal Bangalore 137 147 1

Purple Cap

Bangalore’s Harshal Patel cemented his spot at the top of the Purple Cap chart by picking up three wickets against Rajasthan. The Chahar double cousins, Deepak and Rahul, and Avesh Khan, are tied at second place.

Bowler Team W Econ 4WI
Harshal Patel Bangalore 12 7.25 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 8.43 0
Kyle Jamieson Bangalore 6 9.00 0
Rashid Khan Bangalore 5 5.06 0
Mohammed Siraj Bangalore 5 6.06 0
Chris Woakes Delhi 5 7.45 0
Arshdeep Singh Punjab 5 7.50 0
Chris Morris Rajasthan 5 9.92 0

Points Table

The win over Rajasthan took Bangalore to the top of the league table, dethroning MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Rajasthan, on the other hand, have slipped to the bottom. Let us have a look at how’s the points table is forming up after Match 16:

Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 4 0 0 8 1.009
Chennai Super Kings 4 3 1 0 6 1.142
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
Punjab Kings 4 1 3 0 2 -0.824
Rajasthan Royals 4 1 3 0 2 -1.011

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