IPL Points Table: Rahul Tripathi’s 51-bal 81 noticed KKR beat CSK to go third within the desk.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders snatched an unlikely 10-run victory in opposition to Chennai Super Kings to go third within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 factors desk, as their rivals on the night time keep on the fifth spot. Rahul Tripathi, promoted up the order to open, repaid the staff administration’s religion in him with a 51-ball 81 in a match the place their subsequent greatest particular person scores have been 17 by Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins. And after Shane Watson hit his second consecutive half-century, KKR choked the circulation of runs and grabbed some essential wickets as they restricted the MS Dhoni-led facet to 157/5. KKR have six factors from 5 matches and moved above Royal Challengers Bangalore with a greater internet run fee.
Chennai Super Kings now have 4 factors from six matches, and should quickly slide down additional within the desk, as their resurgence after emphatically beating bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab turned out to be a short-lived one.
Faf du Plessis, who has three half-centuries on this 12 months’s version of the IPL, managed solely 17 runs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, and fell simply three runs in need of the season’s main run-scorer KL Rahul.
The Kings XI Punjab captain, with 302 runs to his title, has, for probably the most a part of the season, held the Orange Cap, with fellow opener Mayank Agarwal taking it off him for a brief length within the center.
Faf du Plessis’ opening companion Shane Watson moved to fifth within the run-scorers’ record along with his 40-ball 50.
Sam Curran picked two wickets at this time for CSK to maneuver to seven scalps for the season, however he’s nonetheless far off from troubling the main wicket-takers.
Kagiso Rabada holds the Purple Cap with 12 wickets and Mumbai Indians’ tempo duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult are behind him with 11 and 10 respectively.
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