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IPL 2021: Orange Cap, Purple Cap, points table after Match 26 (PBKS vs RCB)

KL Rahul

Punjab Kings (PBKS) registered their third victory of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 34 runs at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Asked to bat first, Chris Gayle and KL Rahul provided PBKS with an explosive start. They, however, lost the way in the middle, before Rahul combined with Harpreet Brar in the last three overs to propel them to a challenging total of 179/8 in 20 overs.

In reply, Devdutt Padikkal got out early, while Virat Kohli and Rajat Patidar failed to accelerate their innings. For Punjab, Brar and Ravi Bishnoi bowled brilliantly to suffocate the Bangalore batters. RCB could only manage to 145/8 to succumb to the second defeat of their campaign.

Orange Cap

Rahul’s 91 not out has made him the current holder of the Orange Cap. He has dethroned Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan, who now ranks second in the list. Despite getting a golden duck, Glenn Maxwell finds himself at No. 6.

Batsman Team R SR 50
KL Rahul Punjab 331 136 4
Shikhar Dhawan Delhi 311 132 2
Faf du Plessis Chennai 270 141 3
Prithvi Shaw Delhi 269 165 3
Sanju Samson Rajasthan 229 146 1
Glenn Maxwell Bangalore 223 145 2
Jonny Bairstow Hyderabad 218 142 2
Rohit Sharma Mumbai 215 126 1
AB de Villiers Bangalore 207 164 2
Nitish Rana Kolkata 201 113 2

Purple Cap

It was another bad day at work for Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel, who conceded 53 runs without picking any wickets. With nine wickets so far in the tournament, Kyle Jamieson is at seventh place.

Bowler Team W Econ 4WI
Harshal Patel Bangalore 17 9.17 1
Avesh Khan Delhi 13 7.38 0
Rahul Chahar Mumbai 11 7.08 1
Chris Morris Rajasthan 11 8.86 1
Rashid Khan Hyderabad 9 6.16 0
Pat Cummins Kolkata 9 8.83 0
Kyle Jamieson Bangalore 9 9.20 0
Mohammed Shami Punjab 8 7.67 0
Deepak Chahar Chennai 8 7.80 2
Prasidh Krishna Kolkata 8 9.16 0

Points Table

PBKS’ 34-run victory over RCB has helped them climb to the fifth spot in the points table. With five wins and one defeat, Chennai Super Kings sits at the top. Sunrisers Hyderabad are at the bottom after managing just one victory in six attempts.

Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Chennai Super Kings 6 5 1 0 10 1.475
Delhi Capitals 7 5 2 0 10 0.466
Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 0 10 -0.171
Mumbai Indians 6 3 3 0 6 0.071
Punjab Kings 7 3 4 0 6 -0.264
Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 0 4 -0.494
Rajasthan Royals 6 2 4 0 4 -0.690
Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 1 5 0 2 -0.264

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