In a low-scoring game at the Ekana Sports City in Lucknow, RCB successfully defended a total of 126 runs to win the game by 18 runs. The game was filled with drama and controversial. Nonetheless, tonight’s encounter between the Lucknow Super Giants and the Royal Challengers Bangalore has given us a new Orange Cap holder.
Faf back at the top
Faf du Plessiswho has been giving the Royal Challengers Bangalore some fiery starts this season, decided to play the anchor’s role on a slow Lucknow pitch. He scored 44 runs in 40 balls and ended up being the top scorer of the game. The pitch’s nature can be Understand by the fact that Faf’s inning included just 1 four and 1 six. Nonetheless, Faf ended up on the winning side and was awarded the Player of the Match for his gritting knock.
As soon as RCB’s innings ended, the presenters doled the Orange Cap back to Faf, who had been replaced at the top by Yashasvi Jaiswal after yesterday’s match between the Mumbai Indians and the Rajasthan Royals. Du Plessis now has 466 runs in 9 matches, pair ed up with an average of 58.25 and a strike rate of 159.58. He has given the RCB fans the best of both worlds, an aggressive opener, and an anchoring captain.
Kohli moves ahead as well
Alongside Faf du Plessis, another player who played a crucial role in RCB’s win tonight was Virat Kohli. Not did just Kohli score 31 important runs for his team and anchor a partnership of 62 runs for the first wicket with Faf, but he also captained the team in the second innings and held his nerves while Faf was missing. These 31 runs have put Virat’s total to 364 runs this season, making him the 4th highest run-getter in the Orange Cap list.
Orange Cap list after LSG vs RCB Match 43:
|Rank||player||team||Matches Played||run||Highest||Strike Rate||Average|
|1.||Faf du Plessis||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9||466||84||159.58||58.25|
|2.||Yashasvi Jaiswal||Rajasthan Royals||9||428||124||159.70||47.56|
|3.||Devon Conway||Chennai Super Kings||9||414||92*||144.25||59.14|
|4.||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||9||364||82*||137.87||45.50|
|5.||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||9||354||92||145.67||44.25|
|6.||Shubman Gill||Gujarat Titans||8||333||67||142.30||41.63|
|7.||David Warner||Delhi Capitals||8||306||65||118.60||38.25|
|8.||Kyle Mayers||Lucknow Super Giants||9||297||73||158.82||33.00|
|9.||Venkatesh Iyer||Kolkata Knight Riders||9||296||104||148.74||32.89|
|10.||Jos Buttler||Rajasthan Royals||9||289||79||138.94||32.11|