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IPL 2021: Orange Cap, Purple Cap, points table after Match 4 (RR vs PBKS)

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Punjab Kings (PBKS) secured a narrow 4-run victory over Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 12 April in Match 4 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Orange Cap

Over 440 runs were scored on Monday night in the RR vs PBKS match, the most so far in IPL 2021. It is likely that this may never be beaten – not at least the Chinnaswamy leg of the tournament gets underway.

Asked to bat first, Punjab skipper KL Rahul led from the front with 91, striking at 182. However, coming at No. 4, Deepak Hooda took the limelight from Rahul with a fiery 28-ball 64. The duo helped PBKS to post 221/6.

In reply, despite the presence of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, the onus fell on new skipper Sanju Samson to lead the chase. He exceeded expectations, albeit after surviving two easy chances early in his innings.

Samson became the first batsman in the IPL history to score a century on captaincy debut and ended up scoring 119 (off 63 balls). However, Rajasthan fell just short of the target despite Samson’s classic and key cameos from Buttler, Shivam Dube, and Riyan Parag.

Batsman Team R SR 50
Sanju Samson Rajasthan 119 189 1
KL Rahul Punjab 91 182 1
Shikhar Dhawan Delhi 85 157 1
Nitish Rana Kolkata 80 143 1
Prithvi Shaw Delhi 72 189 1
Deepak Hooda Punjab 64 229 1
Manish Pandey Hyderabad 61 139 1
Jonny Bairstow Hyderabad 55 138 1
Suresh Raina Chennai 54 150 1
Rahul Tripathi Kolkata 53 183 1

Purple Cap

Apart from two uncapped left-arm seamers, Chetan Sakariya and Arshdeep Singh, bowlers from both sides were hit all over the ground, and sometimes beyond it. The pair, however, picked up three wickets each and showed a lot of promise in their first game in IPL 2021.

Punjab’s Mohammad Shami (2-33) was the only other bowler to pick up more than one wicket in the match.

Bowler Team W Econ 4WI
Harshal Patel Bangalore 5 6.75 1
Chetan Sakariya Rajasthan 3 7.75 0
Arshdeep Singh Punjab 3 8.75 0
Avesh Khan Delhi 2 5.75 0
Chris Woakes Delhi 2 6.00 0
Rashid Khan Hyderabad 2 6.00 0
Jasprit Bumrah Mumbai 2 6.50 0
Marco Jansen Mumbai 2 7.00 0
Mohammad Nabi Hyderabad 2 8.00 0
Mohammed Shami Punjab 2 8.25 0
Prasidh Krishna Kolkata 2 8.75 0
Chris Morris Rajasthan 2 10.25 0
Shardul Thakur Chennai 2 14.45 0

Points Table

All eight teams have now played exactly one match each in IPL 2021. Let us have a look how the points table looks like.

Team M W L NR Pts NRR
Delhi Capitals 1 1 0 0 2 0.779
Kolkata Knight Riders 1 1 0 0 2 0.500
Punjab Kings 1 1 0 0 2 0.200
Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 1 0 0 2 0.050
Mumbai Indians 1 0 1 0 0 -0.050
Rajasthan Royals 1 0 1 0 0 -0.200
Sunrisers Hyderabad 1 0 1 0 0 -0.500
Chennai Super Kings 1 0 1 0 0 -0.779

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