Dinesh Karthik’s brilliance with the bat took Royal Challengers Banglore over the line as they chased down 170 runs against Rajasthan Royals in Match 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). Karthik scored 44 runs from 23 balls and took his side home. RCB have now won 2 games out of the three they have played.
They got off to a good start, as Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat put on 55 runs from 7 overs. But their innings faltered after the 7 overs as they lost 4 wickets in 11 balls. It was largely due to Yuzvendra Chahal’s good bowling as he picked up Faf’s and David Willey’s wickets.
Shahbaz Ahmed then tried to resurrect RCB’S innings, as he was doing while Sherfane Rutherford lost his wicket to Trent Boult. Dinesh Karthik came all guns blazing as he hit two back to back sixes against Ashwin and got the momentum back towards RCB. Ahmed and Karthik then had a great partnership in the middle as they brought the equation down to 16 runs from 13 balls when Ahmed got out. Eventually RCB chased down the target with 5 balls left.
Earlier in the day, Faf won the toss and put RR to bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal couldn’t get going as he was clean bowled by David Willey. Jos Buttler and Devdutt Paddikal then had a good partnership but then RR lost two quick wickets which stalled the scoring rate. RR finished well as they scored around 40 runs in the last couple of overs. Buttler scored 70 runs and Shimron Hetmyer contributed with 42 runs.
IPL 2022: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap And Purple Cap After Match 13 RR vs RCB
RCB’s victory gave them 2 points and they moved to 6th on the points table with 4 points from 3 games. RR still remains at the top of the order because of their better net run rate. Kolkata Knight Riders, Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings are the other 3 teams in the top 4 at the moment.
Updated Orange Cap List:
Jos Buttler scored 70 runs and solidified his position at the top in the race for the playoffs. Faf moved to third place with 122 runs from 3 games. Ishan Kishan is 2nd on the list. He would hope to move ahead when Mumbai Indians take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Match 14.
Updated Purple Cap List:
The table is still led by Umesh Yadav. Yuzvendra Chahal moved to 2nd place with his 2 wickets in the game. Avesh Khan is 3rd on the list. Followed by Rahul Chahar and Wanindu Hasaranga.