The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were led by Virat Kohli and beat SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by six runs in a thrilling match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday. RCB scored 149/8 from their 20 overs on a tough batting surface. RCB’s new addition Glenn Maxwell continued his good form by scoring his first IPL half-century since 2016 to give his team a fighting chance. SRH lost Wriddhiman Saha early on, but David Warner and Manish Pandey put up a strong second-wicket stand to keep their side in the game.The SRH batsmen, on the other hand, played some rash shots, allowing RCB to claw their way back into the game. In the 17th over, Shahbaz Ahmed took three wickets to turn the game around. The SRH wickets dropped like a slew of cards, and they fell six runs shy of their mark.
IPL 2021 Points Table
RCB rose to the top of the IPL 2021 Points Table with this victory, having won their first two games. The Virat Kohli-led team has four points from two games, while the Delhi Capitals (DC) are in second place with two points from one game. Mumbai Indians (MI), the defending champions, are in third place on the scoreboard, having won and lost one game respectively. Punjab Kings (PBKS) have the same number of points as Mumbai Indians, but they are in fourth place due to their lower Net Run Rate (NRR).two points from a single game KKR are in fifth place on the table after losing to Mumbai in their second game. The last three teams in the standings, Rajasthan Royals (RR), SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), and Chennai Super Kings (CSK), have yet to open their accounts.
Race for Orange Cap
Glenn Maxwell’s match-winning fifty propelled him past Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul (91 runs) and Mumbai Indians’ Suryakumar Yadav (87 runs) in the Orange Cap race to fourth place with 98 runs from two matches. Manish Pandey of the SRH, who scored 38 runs in the tournament, moved into third place with 99 runs from two games. Nitish Rana of the Kolkata Knight Riders has retained the Orange Cap after scoring 137 runs in the first two innings. Sanju Samson, the captain of the Rajasthan Royals, is in second place with 119 runs from just one match. As Samson bats against the Delhi Capitals on Thursday, he will have a chance to go to the top of the ranking.
Purple Cap Race
Harshal Patel of RCB continued his excellent form by taking two more wickets against SRH, bringing his total to seven wickets in just two matches. Harshal reclaimed the Purple cap after playing a key role in both of RCB’s wins, bringing KKR’s Andre Russell to second place. Rashid Khan of the SRH leg-spinners, who took two wickets on Wednesday, is now in third position with four wickets from two appearances. Rahul Chahar of the Mumbai Indians has four wickets as well, but he is in fourth place. Pat Cummins joins the top five in the list of leading wicket-takers with three wickets.