In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets in the evening match played on Saturday. The target of 190 runs was achieved by Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan for the loss of three wickets in 17.3 overs. Earlier, opener Rituraj Gaikwad played an unbeaten innings of 101 runs for Chennai Super Kings. With this, he also captured the Orange Cap. He snatched the orange cap from KL Rahul. Gaikwad has scored 508 runs in 12 matches. He has one century and three fifties to his name in IPL 2021.
Batsmen involved in the race for Orange Cap
|Rituraj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||12||508||50.80||1/3|
|K L Rahul||Punjab Kings||11||489||54.33||0/5|
|Sanju Samson||Rajasthan Royals||12||480||48.00||1/2|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Delhi Capitals||12||462||42.00||0/3|
|Faf du Plessis||Chennai Super Kings||12||460||46.00||0/4|
KL Rahul has slipped to second place among the contenders for the Orange Cap. He has scored 489 runs in 11 matches. Sanju Samson has come at number three in this list. He has 480 runs to his name. He scored 28 against Chennai yesterday. Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan is at number four. CSK Faf du Plessis is at number five in this list. He has scored 460 runs. There are 4 Indians at the top of the Orange Cap’s top 5 list.
bowlers in the race for purple cap
|player||Team||match||wicket||best bowling figure||economy rate|
|Avesh Khan||Delhi Capitals||12||21||3/13||7.00|
|Jasprit Bumrah||Mumbai Indians||12||17||3/36||7.59|
|Arshdeep Singh||Punjab Kings||10||16||5/32||7.71|
|Mohammed Shami||Punjab Kings||12||15||3/21||7.47|
Talking about the Purple Cap, Harshal Patel of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) still remains at the top with 26 wickets. After Harshal, Avesh Khan of Delhi Capitals is at number two, who has 21 wickets in his account. Avesh took three wickets against Mumbai Indians. Jasprit Bumrah is at number three with 17 wickets. Arshdeep Singh of Punjab Kings has reached the fourth position. He has 16 wickets to his name. Mohammad Shami of Punjab is at number five in this list. He has 15 wickets to his name. There are five Indians in the top 5 in the Purple Cap.