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IPL 2024 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap: SunRisers Hyderabad’s Big Win Impacts Kolkata Knight Riders And Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News

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SRH registered big win over DC on Saturday.© BCCI

Rishabh Pant’s emotional homecoming didn’t pan out into a dream script as Sunrisers Hyderabad adhered to their season’s template by out-batting Delhi Capitals in a 67-run win in an IPL 2024 match at Arun Jaitley Stadium to consolidate their position in the league table on Saturday. It was Travis Head’s 32-ball-89 and his carnage in unison with Abhishek Sharma (46 off 12 balls) that ensured another match-winning total of 266 for 7 for SRH in their 20 overs. A record Powerplay score of 125/0 gave SRH the base and at one point, the first-ever 300-plus total in IPL looked a distinct possibility.

In reply, Jake-Fraser McGurk’s equally aggressive and attractive 18-ball-65 raised visions of an improbable win as he added 84 runs for the third wicket along with Abhishek Porel (42 off 22 balls) in just five overs.

Once Fraser-McGurk was gone, DC went off the boil and they were all-out for 199 in 19.1 overs.

T Natarajan’s superb use of slower bouncers and figures of 4 for 19 went a long way to ensure that SRH are now second behind Rajasthan Royals (12 points) in the points table with 10 points. This saw Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings slip to the third and fourth position, respectively. Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, stayed at the table top.

DC’s big loss saw them lose a spot and go to the 7th position. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians got benefited from it as they rose to 6th spot.

Here is the updated IPL 2024 points table:

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Virat Kohli continues to hold the Orange Cap with 361 runs to his name from 7 matches. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah too keeps the Purple Cap with himself with 13 wickets from 7 games.

(With PTI Inputs)

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