With a crushing win over their nemesis Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders have moved to the top four of the points table. KKR bowlers first restricted MI to 155 with the help of some skilful bowling in the middle overs. Then, their batsmen took charge and kept the pressure on Mumbai bowlers right from the first over. Kolkata were able to chase down 156 runs by 7 wickets and 29 balls to spare. With RCB to face an in-form CSK today, another exciting contest is on the cards.
The point table has seen some changes after MI vs KKR game last night. Kolkata Knight Riders have surged to the top spot and are looking in good form here. The massive victory margin ensured their Net Run Rate is on the positive side now. They have found their momentum and will look to carry it from here on. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians have slipped to 6th in the points table from the 4th position. They have now lost both their games in the second phase.
|Team||Matches||Wins||Losses||Net Run Rate||Points|
|Chennai Super Kings||8||6||2||+1.223||12|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||8||5||3||-0.706||10|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||9||4||5||+0.363||8|
The Orange cap list hasn’t seen many changes after MI vs KKR match. The top 5 remains the same. Rohit Sharma has moved to the 7th spot after his 33 last night. Meanwhile, KKR’s Rahul Tripathi has climbed his way to the top 10 of Orange Cap list after his whirlwind knock of 74* off just 42 balls. Quinton de Kock has moved up to 14th in the list after his half-century. Shikhar Dhawan is leading the list with KL Rahul not much behind him.
|Player||Matches||Runs||Bat Avg.||Strike Rate||Highest Score|
|Faf du Plessis||8||320||53.33||143.49||95*|
The purple cap list too hasn’t seen any changes as top 5 remains the same. Rahul Chahar’s poor day last night ensured he remains at No. 8 in the points table. He is still the leading wicket-taker for MI this season along with Jasprit Bumrah. Both have taken 11 wickets so far. Prasidh Krishna’s 2 wickets meant he is now KKR’s leading wicket-taker this season with 11 wickets. Harshal Patel still leads the purple cap list with Avesh Khan to follow.
|Player||Matches||Wickets||Bowl. Avg.||Econ. Rate||Best Figures|