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IPL 2017: Highest run scorers, wicket-takers after Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians

Leading run-scorers, wicket takers after Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians.

Bumrah was the show stopper yesterday

If there’s one thing that has been constant in this Indian Premier League, it’s that whenever the Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians play different matches on the same day, they both end up winning their respective games. The two times they have played against each other, RPS have beaten MI.

Hence, it is safe to say that the Mumbai Indians playing on the same day is a function of Rising Pune Supergiant winning that day.

Yesterday, in the first match of the day, RPS beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by a massive margin of 61 runs. The star batting line-up of RCB failed again as they were stranded for 96-9 at the end of 20 overs. Virat Kohli, who scored a half-century, was the only batsman from the visitors to get to a double figure score.

Rahul Tripathi, Steve Smith, Manoj Tiwari and MS Dhoni contributed in taking the RPS score to a fighting 157/3 in the first innings. 

The second match of the witnessed the first super over of IPL 2017 and seventh of the IPL overall. Thanks to some electric fielding by the Gujarat Lions, Mumbai Indians went from 80/1 to 153 all out. Two direct hits from Ravindra Jadeja in the last over set up the super over.

Also Read: 5 crucial death-over fielding efforts from Gujarat Lions against Mumbai Indians

James Faulkner then bowled pretty well, taking 2 wickets and giving away only 11 runs. Jasprit Bumrah however, was the show stopper yesterday and bowled an impeccable over to two of the most destructive batsmen in the world, Brendon McCullum and Aaron Finch.

They could make only 6 runs in their super over, just two of them off the bat. Bumrah bowled a no-ball and a wide in the over, and yet managed to take his team over the line with some fiery yorkers and sensational slower balls. 

Let us look at the leading run scorers and wicket takers after Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians.

Leading run scorers – 

Gautam Gambhir will have the chance to extend his lead at the top
PositionPlayerMatchesInningsRunsAverageStrike Rate100s50sHighest
1Gautam Gambhir
(KKR)
9 937662.67136.730476*
2David Warner
(SRH)
8833355.5135.920376*
3Robin Uthappa
(KKR)
9833141.38168.020487
4Steve Smith
(RPS)
8832053.33136.170284*
5Shikhar Dhawan
(SRH)
8831239126.320277
6Suresh Raina
(GL)
9931051.67140.270284
7Hashim Amla
(KXIP)
7729959.8145.8512104*
8Nitish Rana
(MI)
9928535.62133.80362*
9Sanju Samson
(DD)
7728440.57145.6411102
10Brendon McCullum
(SRH)
9927330.33145.990272

Leading wicket takers – 

Imran Tahir’s 3 wickets yesterday have helped him jump 7 places to the second spot
PositionPlayerMatchesWicketsOvers5WIRuns EconomyBest Figures
1Bhuvneshwar Kumar
(SRH)
8183212036.345 for 19
2Imran Tahir
(RPS)
9133502828.063 for 18
3Andrew Tye
(GL)
6122111416.715 for 17
4Mitchell McClenaghan
(MI)
9123603299.143 for 24
5Chris Morris
(DD)
7122501917.644 for 26
6Jasprit Bumrah
(MI)
91136028883 for 24
7Nathan Coulter-Nile
(KKR)
41114.201188.233 for 21
8Rashid Khan
(SRH)
8113202116.593 for 19
9Chris Woakes
(KKR)
9102802639.393 for 6
10Yuzvendra Chahal
(RCB)
91028.302137.473 for 16

Gautam Gambhir is 43 runs ahead of David Warner in the orange cap race and the one who does well today in KKR vs SRH will automatically get the orange cap. Robin Uthappa too has a chance of making it to the top today. He is just 2 runs behind Warner. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will also get a chance of increasing his lead over other bowlers today. Imran Tahir’s 3 wickets yesterday have helped him jump 7 places to the second spot. Chris Morris, Chris Woakes and Nathan Coulter-Nile have games today and all of them can try and get as close to Kumar as possible to try and get a shot at the purple cap. 

Let’s look at the points table now.

Points table – 

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostNo ResultNet Run RatePointsLast ResultNext Opponent
1 Kolkata Knight Riders97201.22314Beat DD by 7 wicketsSRH
2 Mumbai Indians97200.45114Beat GL in super-overRCB
3 Sunrisers Hyderabad95310.58811Beat KXIP by 26 runsKKR
4 Rising Pune Supergiant9540-0.2410Beat RCB by 61 runsGL
5 Gujarat Lions9360-0.3186Lost to MI in super-overRPS
6 Kings XI Punjab8350-0.4486Lost to SRH by 26 runsDD
7 Royal Challengers Bangalore10271-1.5785Lost to RPS by 61 runsKKR
8 Delhi Daredevils72500.5144Lost to KKR by 7 wicketsKXIP
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