IPL 2024 Updated Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: How Narrow Win vs PBKS Impacts RR

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 was witness to another close match on Saturday as Rajasthan Royals trumped Punjab Kings in the last over of a low-scoring thriller. After Punjsb Kings scored jus 147/8 in 20 overs, it seemed that the task would be easy. However, the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh bowled their hearts out as the match went till the last over. RR won with 1 ball left. With the favourable result vs Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals consolidated their position on top of the points table.

Read here: IPL 2024 Points Table

They have five wins in six games. They are followed by Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants. Punjab Kings are currently placed eighth in the 10-team table with two wins in six matches.

Currently, Royal Challengers Bengaluru is the Orange Cap holder with 319 runs in six games. Rajasthan Royals’ Yuzvendra Chahal  in the Purple Cap holder with 11 wickets in six games.

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Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by three wickets in their IPL match on Saturday.

Asked to bat first, Punjab Kings, who played without their injured skipper Shikhar Dhawan, didn’t get any momentum in their innings with lower-order batter Ashutosh Sharma (31), Jitesh Sharma (29) and Liam Livingstone (21) managing to take the team close to the 150-mark.

In reply, RR huffed and puffed their way to the victory target of 148 with a ball to spare, thanks to Shimron Hetmyer‘s 10-ball 27 after Yashasvi Jaiswal (39), Tanush Kotian (24), Riyan Parag (23) frittered away starts.

Kagiso Rabada (2/18) was the best bowler for Punjab with his two wickets.

For RR, Keshav Maharaj (2/23) and Avesh Khan (2/34) picked up two wickets each, while Trent Boult (1/22), Kuldeep Sen (1/35) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/31) bagged one each.

Brief Scores: PBKS: 147 for 8 in 20 overs (Ashutosh Sharma 31; Keshav Maharaj 2/23).

RR: 152 for 7 in 19.5 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 39; Shimron Hetmyer 27; Kagiso Rabada 2/18).

With PTI inputs

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