It was another doubleheader day in the Tata Indian Premier League 2022 (IPL 2022) on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders took on Capitals Of Delhi in the first match and Rajasthan Royals took on Lucknow Super Giants in the 2nd match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
In the first game, Delhi defeated KKR by a comfortable margin of 44 runs. After being first batted by Shreyas Iyer, they scored 215 runs in the first innings.
Prithvi Shaw was in superb form again as he and David Warner gave DC a very fast start. DC raced to 50 runs in just 4 overs. Shaw got out in the 9th over, but not before he had done his job. He scored 51 runs off 29 balls.
David Warner and Rishabh Pant then continued the attack as they continued to pile up the runs. But then DC lost the way in the middle as they lost Warner, Pant, Rovman Powell and Lalit Yadav in quick succession.
It was Shardul Thakur and Axar Patel who added 40+ to bring the score to 215. At one point, it looked like DC would score way above 220, but KKR did well to bring it back.
Kolkata’s chase didn’t start in the best way as they lost both openers in the power play itself. Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana then had a small partnership in the middle, but Rana’s wicket just changed things.
Shreyas Iyer completed his first 50 since 2020, but he soon ended up with Kuldeep Yadav. Yadav took 4 wickets for 35 runs and ended the game in his last over. Andre Russell tried to score some quick runs, but failed. Kuldeep Yadav was named Player of the Match for his performance.
Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants
Rajasthan Royals took a great win over Lucknow Super Giants by just 3 runs. Young Kuldeep Sen kept his cool and defended 14 runs from the last against Marcus Stoinis.
For most of the 1st innings it looked like they were down and out as they had lost 4 wickets for 80 runs. But Ravichandran Ashwin and Shimron Hetmyer had a good little partnership in the middle that got things back on track for RR. Hetmyer then unleashed his power-hitting skills in the last few overs to take RR to a competitive total of 165 runs.
LSG didn’t start well as they lost KL Rahul and Krishnappa Gowtham in the first over themselves. They also soon lost Jason Holder.
Deepak Hooda and Quinton de Kock then tried to revive the innings, but Hooda in pursuit of a big shot against debutant Kuldeep Sen lost his wicket in the 9th left.
LSG couldn’t recover from the early shocks as they continued to lose wickets in the middle overs as the required run rate piled up all the time.
Yuzvendra Chahal took the wicket from Quinton de Kock and Krunal Pandya in the same over to put an end to LSG’s remaining hopes of chasing the goal. Marcus Stoinis then tried his best, scoring 38 runs off 17 balls, but in the end his team fell behind by just 3 runs.
IPL 2022: Updated Points Table, Orange Cap & Purple Cap after KKR vs DC & RR vs LSG
KKR dropped to 2nd place on the points table after losing the match, while DC jumped to 6th position after their win. RR moved to the top of the points table after their win. While LSG is 5th on the table. Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers are the other two sides in the top 4.
Updated Orange Cap:
Jos Buttler continues to lead the table. While Hetmyer moved to 5th place at 59. Quinton de Kock is 2nd on the table. While Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan are the other two batters in the top 5.
Updated purple cap:
Yuzuvendra Chahal reached the top of the purple cap list when he took 4 wickets against LSG. He now has 11 wickets from 4 games. Kuldeep Yadav is 2nd on the list after his 4 wicket-haul against KKR. Umesh is 3rd on the list with 10 wickets the same as Kuldeep but Kuldeep is ahead of him due to better economy.
Also read: KKR vs DC: Umesh Yadav does a great job for us: Sunil Narine