IPL 2024 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: How RCB’s Win vs GT Impacts Its Playoff Chances, Hurts Others | Cricket News



RCB beat GT by 4 wickets in IPL 2024 match in Bengaluru on Saturday.© BCCI

Skipper Faf du Plessis smashed a 23-ball 64 to guide Royal Challengers Bengaluru to a convincing four-wicket win over Gujarat Titans in an Indian Premier League match in Bengaluru on Saturday. Chasing a below-par 148, Du Plessis and Virat Kohli (42 off 27) shared 92 runs in just 35 balls to set the platform for the big win. which came in 13.4 overs. Josh Little (4/45) picked up four wickets for GT but the effort was not enough. Earlier, RCB dished out a disciplined bowling effort to bowl out Gujarat Titans for a modest 147.

Opting to bowl, RCB bowlers picked up wickets at regular intervals before M Shahrukh Khan (37) and David Miller (30) shared 61 runs for the fourth wicket to stabilize GT’s innings.

But once the duo departed, GT innings never really got the required impetus.

Towards the end, Rahul Tewatia (35 off 21) tried his best to up the ante but lacked support from the other end.

For RCB, Yash Dayal (2/21), Vijaykumar Vyshak (2/23) and Mohammed Siraj (2/29) picked up two wickets apiece.

The win meant that RCB left the bottom spot in the points table by jumping three places. RCB are now positioned at 7th spot after rising from the 10th place. The change meant that Punjab Kings, Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians slipped a spot each to move to the 8th, 9th and 10th spots, respectively. Rest of the points table remained unchanged.

Here is the updated IPL 2024 points table –

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RCB’s Virat Kohli reclaim the Orange Cap with 542 runs to his name from 11 matches at an average of 67.75 and a strike rate of 148.08. Meanwhile, MI’s Jasprit Bumrah continues to hold the Purple Cap with 17 wickets to his name across 11 matches. His economy is 6.25.

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