IPL 2021: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap, And Purple Cap Table After KKR vs RCB
IPL 2021: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap, And Purple Cap Table After KKR vs RCB

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have resumed their season on a brighter note with a thumping win by 9 wickets over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday in Abu Dhabi after bowling out Virat Kohli‘s side on 92.

KKR’s new opening pair of debutant Venkatesh Iyer and Shubhman Gill started the small chase with a flurry of boundaries off Mohammed Siraj and Kyle Jamieson before whacking spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Yuzvendra Chahal to reach 56/0 at the end of the powerplay.

Both continued to take the attacking route before Gill perished via one too many shots off Chahal, holing down to long-off on 48, but had put KKR on the brink of victory. Iyer remained unbeaten on 41.

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill (Image Credit: Twitter)

Earlier, Virat Kohli’s decision to bat first backfired as his batters could never get going with the KKR bowlers continuously making breakthroughs, starting with the wicket of the skipper himself. Kohli was trapped lbw by Prasidh Krishna in the second over after he had punched the pacer for a gorgeous boundary in the covers.

Devdutt Padikkal and debutant Srikar Bharat tried to hold the innings before Lockie Ferguson, playing in place of Pat Cummins, dismissed the left-handed opener on the last ball of the powerplay. Russell got rid of Bharat with a short ball before yorking out AB de Villiers.  for a duck.

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy (Image Credit: Twitter)

Varun Chakravarthy, who has recently made into India’s T20 World Cup squad, snapped a three-for – Glenn Maxwell was bowled playing a slog; debutant Wanindu Hasaranga was given lbw on his first ball; Sachin Baby mistimed one to point – before running out Kyle Jamieson at the non-striker end after Harshal Patel played a straight drive. The mystery spinner finished with stunning figures of 4-0-13-3 dismantling the RCB batting line-up.

Updated points table after Match 31 between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):

IPL 2021, IPL 2021 Updated Points Table
IPL 2021 updated points table as on 20th September, 2021. (Photo: IPL)

Updated Orange Cap list:

IPL 2021 Orange Cap List
Top 5 run scorers of the IPL 2021 after end of Match 31 between KKR and RCB

Updated Purple Cap list:

IPL 2021 Purple Cap List
Top 5 wicket-takers of the IPL 2021 after end of Match 31 between KKR and RCB

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