In a high-stakes match with playoff implications, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a thrilling encounter. SRH set a challenging target of 187 runs, thanks to an outstanding T20 hundred by Heinrich Klaasen. However, RCB’s batting duo of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis respo nded with exceptional performances, eventually taking the game home. There have been a lot of changes in the IPL 2023 Orange Cap list after tonight’s encounter.
Kohli’s century keeps RCB’s hopes alive
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) poster boy Virat Kohli‘s phenomenal batting display has propelled him to the fourth position in the race for the Orange Cap. Kohli’s scintillating century in the recent match against Sunrisers Hyderabad not only secured a crucial victory for RCB but also elevated his individual tally to 538 run s in 13 games at an impressive average of 44.83.
As the league stages near their conclusion, Kohli’s outstanding form and climb up the Orange Cap leaderboard add to the excitement and anticipation surrounding RCB’s playoff aspirations. Kohli’s oscillating inner consisted of 12 fours, and 4 huge sixes , including a 103m six off Nitish Kumar Reddy .
Faf du Plessis leading RCB from the front
RCB’s skipper Faf du Plessis continues to dominate the race for the Orange Cap in the Tata IPL 2023. With a remarkable batting display, du Plessis has become the first player in the tournament to surpass the 700-run mark. Holding the prestigious Orange Cap firmly, du Plessis has amassed an outstanding total of 702 runs in 13 games at an impressive average of 58.50, coupled with a phenomenal strike rate of 153.94.
In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, du Plessis once again showcased his exceptional skills, scoring a crucial 71 off 47 balls. His impressive innings, combined with a magnificent opening partnership of 172 runs alongside Virat Kohli, set the found ation for RCB’s successful chase and keeping their playoffs hope alive.
Du Plessis’ consistent run-scoring ability, coupled with his aggressive approach, has played a pivotal role in RCB’s campaign this season. As the tournament approaches its climax, fans eagerly anticipated du Plessis’ continued brilliance to allow RCB to win their first ever title .
Klaasen’s century goes in vain
Heinrich Klaasen’s scintillating century has catapulted him into the top 10 of the IPL 2023 Orange Cap race. The explosive batsman, representing Sunrisers Hyderabad, showcased his exceptional batting prowess and entered the prestigious list for the first time this se ason. Currently occupying the seventh position, Klaasen has accumulated an impressive tally of 430 runs in 11 games at an astounding average of 53.75, complemented by a staggering strike rate of 179.16.
With his exceptional strike rate, he is second only to Suryakumar Yadav among all players in the top 10 of the Orange Cap race. Klaasen’s incredible ability to find boundaries at will has made him a force to be reckoned with in the tournament. However, he ended up on the losing side as his century was countered by Virat Kohli.
Orange Cap list after SRH vs RCB Match 65:
|Rank||player||team||Matches Played||run||Highest||Strike Rate||Average|
|1.||Faf du Plessis||Royal Challengers Bangalore||13||702||84||153.94||58.50|
|2.||Shubman Gill||Gujarat Titans||13||576||101||146.19||48.00|
|3.||Yashasvi Jaiswal||Rajasthan Royals||13||575||124||166.18||47.92|
|4.||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||13||538||100||135.85||44.83|
|5.||Devon Conway||Chennai Super Kings||13||498||92*||134.59||49.80|
|6.||Suryakumar Yadav||Mumbai Indians||13||486||103*||186.92||40.50|
|7.||Heinrich Klaasen||Sunrisers Hyderabad||11||430||104||179.16||53.75|
|8.||David Warner||Delhi Capitals||13||430||65||128.74||33.08|
|9.||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||13||425||92||146.55||39.82|
|10.||Ishan Kishan||Mumbai Indians||13||425||75||144.55||32.69|