IPL 2021: CSK won a comfortable victory over RCB in Sharjah on Friday.© BCCI / IPL
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) claimed victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Game 35 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday. Chasing a goal of 157 points, CSK scored 157 for four in 18.1 overs. Forerunners Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis crushed 38 and 31 points respectively. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina (17 not eliminated) and MS Dhoni (11 not eliminated) concluded the game for CSK. Earlier, RCB posted 156 for six in 20 overs, with Devdutt Padikkal hitting 70 of 50 balls. Captain Virat Kohli also recorded half a century. Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur were in great shape for CSK, each winning three and two wickets.
Table of IPL points 2021
The CSK occupies the first place in the standings with 14 points in nine games. They are followed by Delhi Capitals (DC) in second, which also has 14 points but a lower run-rate.
RCB is in third position with 10 points, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
The Rajasthan Royals (RR) are in fifth place with eight points, followed by the Mumbai Indians (MI), who also have eight points.
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) are seventh, with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the bottom of the table.
Orange cap race
Shikhar Dhawan is currently in pole position in the Orange Cap race with 422 runs in nine games. He is followed by the captain of the PBKS KL Rahul (380).
Faf du Plessis scored 31 points against RCB and is third with 380 points. Mayank Agarwal (327) is fourth, followed by CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad (322).
Purple cap race
RCB’s Harshal Patel won two wickets against CSK and leads the Purple Cap race with 19 layoffs. He is followed by Avesh Khan (14) of DC in second and Chris Morris (14) of RR in third.
PBKS’s Arshdeep Singh is in fourth place with 11 wickets, followed by SRH’s Rashid Khan (11).
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