The Lucknow Super Giants have moved up the IPL standings, passing the Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings for second place.
Punjab was able to score at a respectable rate to reach 201 in 19.5 overs. But they were still unable to catch up because they needed almost 13 runs per over to pull off the unlikely chase. Atharava Taide played well in the field, scoring 66 off 36 balls, his first fifty-plus score in the IPL.
However, players like Liam Livingstone (36 off 22) and Sikandar Raza (23 off 14) were unable to bat for a long enough period of time to exert pressure on the opposition. On his return, captain Shikhar Dhawan played only two balls. The most effective bowler, a young pacer named Yash Thakur, finished with 4/37 in 4 overs.
The Lucknow Super Giants are currently ranked second in the IPL point standings.
While Punjab Kings lost for the fourth time in eight games, LSG recorded their fifth victory in that span.
In relation to the top four, GT has a game in hand.
With the victory, LSG surpassed Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans to move up to second in the league standings. They have a net run rate of 0.841, are the fourth team in eight games to reach 10 points, and are.
However, it should be noted that Gujarat Titans are on 10 points. They have a game in hand on the other three teams. They can clinch first place in the standings with one more triumph. Out of the eight games they have played, LSG has triumphed in five of them.
The Orange Cap is still in Du Plessis’s possession.
The top five positions in the Orange Cap table remained unchanged. Kyle Mayers has scored 297 runs in eight games with a strike rate of 160.54 and an average of 37.13, placing him seventh overall.
With 422 runs in eight games at a strike rate of 167.46 and an average of 60.29. Faf du Plessis, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore currently holds the Orange Cap. With 333 runs, his teammate Virat Kohli is in second place and Devon Conway of the Chennai Super Kings is third with 322 runs.
With 317 runs, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Conway’s teammate is fourth and David Warner, the captain of the Delhi Capitals is fifth with 306 runs.
The Purple Cap table is still being led by Siraj.
Mohammed Siraj, who currently leads the standings with 14 wickets. He did not see any significant changes in the Purple Cap table either. With 14 wickets, Rashid Kha of GT is in second place behind Siraj in terms of average.
Arshdeep Singh of PBKS could have topped the list with just one wicket in the game on Friday. But it wasn’t meant to be and he now ranks third with 14 wickets. Varun Chakravarthy of KKR and Tushar Deshpande of CSK round out the top five with 13 and 14 wickets.