The Delhi (DC) captains retained first place within the Indian Premier League (IPL) standings with a convincing 7-wicket victory over the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Ahmedabad on Sunday. With an undefeated 69, Shikhar Dhawan took again the Orange Cap with KL Rahul lacking for Punjab and no timeline on his restoration.
At bat first, the Punjab scored 166 due to a assured 99 undoed from Mayank Agarwal. The alternate captain led ahead and a shattering last resulted in a aggressive complete.
Besides that Delhi has by no means been underneath any actual stress of their pursuit. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw sewed one other 50 stitches stand earlier than Steve Smith joined in to kind issues out. Ultimately, Dhawan did not keep out to carry Delhi to the highest of the standings, edging out Chennai Tremendous Kings.
Earlier right this moment, Rajasthan Royals (RR) jumped to fifth place with a dominant 55-point victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in New Delhi. Kane Williamson led SRH for the primary time this season as workforce administration eliminated former skipper David Warner from the XI.
SRH gained the toss and batted RR, and regardless of the early loss to Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (124) and Sanju Samson (48) solid a 150-point stand to carry RR to 220/3. This was Buttler’s first 100 IPLs as his gorgeous 124 got here in simply 64 balls.
In response, bowlers RR, led by Chris Morris (3/29) and Mustafizur Rahman (3/20) by no means left room for enchancment towards the opposition as SRH misplaced wickets at common intervals. Forerunners Manish Pandey (31) and Jonny Bairstow (30) have been the highest scorers as Hyderabad stumbled 165/8 in 20 overs.
Hyderabad stays on the backside of the desk with simply two factors, and a playoff spot that now appears like a distant dream. The Punjab, in the meantime, stays sixth.
The RR-SRH match accomplished the intermediate stage of the league stage, with 28 matches performed.
Right here is the up to date 2021 IPL factors desk:
Orange cap holder: DC’s Shikhar Dhawan (380 races)
Purple cap holder: RCB’s Harshal Patel (17 counters)