IPL 2023 Updated points table, Orange cap & Purple cap after Match 66 between PBKS & RR
Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by 2 runs to keep their playoffs hopes alive, while the hosts are out of IPL 2023.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) locked horns in their last league match in the ongoing 16th edition of IPL 2023 on May 19, 2023, at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.
RR skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and put PBKS into bat in their final IPL league match. In an unfortunate turn of events, star off-spinner R Ashwin was forced to miss out on the game due to a back spasm.
Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, and Riyan Parag were included. However, these modifications also meant that several players, including Ashwin, Joe Root, and Dhruv Jurel, were not included in this particular match.
Prabhsimran Singh (9), Shikhar Dhawan (17), and Atharva Taide (19) fell early, but Jitesh Sharma (44), Sam Curran (49*), and Shahrukh Khan (41*) propelled Punjab Kings to 187/5.
In reply, Yashasvi Jaiswal (50) and Devdutt Padikkal (51) kept RR in the hunt despite Jos Buttler (0) and Sanju Samson (2) falling early. After Jaiswal and Padikkal got out, Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag (20 in 12) took over.
Hetmyer was dismissed for 46 in 28 balls thanks to a good catch by Shikhar Dhawan. In the end, Dhruv Jurel hit a six in the last over of the match, bowled by Rahul Chahar to win the game for RR by 4 wickets.
IPL 2023 Updated Points Table:
RR finished IPL 2023 on 14 points in 14 games and moved to 5th place, displacing MI to 6th spot on the basis of a better net run rate. GT, who have qualified for playoffs remain at the no.1 spot, while the fight for the remaining spots will begin on double header weekend with CSK, LSG, and RCB looking to confirm spots in the last four.
IPL 2023 Updated Orange cap:
Faf du Plessis sits pretty at the top spot with 702 runs to his name in 13 matches. Yashasvi Jaiswal ended IPL 2023 league stage with 625 runs, the most by an uncapped Indian player, in 14 matches after he was out for 50 against PBKS.
Shubman Gill of GT with 576 runs in 13 matches, while Virat Kohli is 4th after his century as he has 538 runs in 13 games. Devon Conway with 498 runs in 13 matches rounds off the top five.
IPL 2023 Updated Purple cap:
The purple cap is currently with Mohammad Shami who has 23 wickets in 13 games and his GT teammate Rashid Khan is second in the list with 21 scalps. After failing to pick any wicket in a match against PBKS, Yuzvendra Chahal ends IPL 2023 with 21 wickets in 14 matches.
MI’s Piyush Chawla and KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy with 20 and 19 wickets respectively come in at no. 4 and 5.
What’s in IPL on Super Saturday?
On Saturday, May 20, Delhi Capitals will host Chennai Super Kings in Delhi in the day match. CSK needs a win here to go to 17 points and qualify for the playoffs. In the second match of the day, Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with Lucknow Super Giants in Eden Gardens, Kolkata with both teams looking fir a win with LSG having a chance to go to 17 points and confirm their playoffs spot.
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