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IPL 2017: Highest run scorers, wicket-takers after Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Leading run scorers and wicket takers after Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.

KKR bowled out RCB cheaply for just 49 runs

Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Kedar Jadhav – any opposition would be wary to bowl to a batting lineup like this.

However, the Kolkata Knight Riders, in spite of scoring a below par 131, bowled with substance and style to dismantle this powerful batting lineup for the lowest total in the history of IPL. The Royal Challengers Bangalore fell like nine pins with a no batsman managing to score double digits and were all out for 49. 

Sunil Narine and Gautam Gambhir played well at the top to stir KKR to a fighting total in the first innings. What followed was a rampage by three bowlers with 140-plus bowling speeds. Their balls kept whistling past the RCB willows, sometimes through them. KKR is looking like the team to look out for this IPL and Gautam Gambhir lifting the trophy is looking more and more probable with every match. Even yesterday, they won by a massive 82 runs in spite of putting such a low total on the board. 

In the first match of the day, Kings XI Punjab found some form after beating the Gujarat Lions by 26 runs. Hashim Amla followed up on his century with a classy 65 and Axar Patel played a cameo of 34 off 17 balls to power KXIP to 188-6. In return, Suresh Raina’s team could manage just 162-7. The win has now helped KXIP move into the top 4 in the points table.

Let’s look at the leading run scorers and wicket takers of the tournament after the two matches:


Leading run scorers 

Hashim Amla is 17 runs ahead of David Warner and as a tournament average of 59.8 

A poll conducted during a KXIP game a few days ago read, “Is Hashim Amla a good t20 player?” I think this orange cap table has answered that question better than anyone can. In the last two innings, Amla has reinvented himself and has managed to overtake even David Warner in the overall runs scored in IPL 2017.

Amla has made a statement in this IPL and has managed to prove all his critics wrong. 


PositionPlayerMatchesInningsRunsAverageStrike Rate100s50sHighest
1Hashim Amla
(KXIP)
7729959.8145.8512104*
2David Warner
(SRH)
7728256.4129.360276*
3Suresh Raina
(GL)
7727555146.280284
4Brendon McCullum
(GL)
7726437.71149.150272
5Nitish Rana
(MI)
7726343.83139.890362*
6Manish Pandey
(KKR)
7626086.67141.30281*
7Gautam Gambhir
(KKR)
7724348.6137.290276*
8Shikhar Dhawan
(SRH)
7723533.57118.090170
9Sanju Samson
(DD)
6622437.33142.6810102
10Jos Buttler
(MI)
7721330.43156.620177

Leading wicket takers

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been exceptional, to say the least
PositionPlayerMatchesWicketsOversRuns5 WicketsEconomyBest Figures
1Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
(SRH)
7162817616.295 for 19
2Mitchell McClenaghan
(MI)
7122824308.683 for 24
3Chris Morris
(DD)
6122215206.914 for 26
4Chris Woakes
(KKR)
7102220509.323 for 6
5Rashid Khan
(SRH)
7102819506.963 for 19
6Yuzvendra Chahal
(RCB)
71023.315906.773 for 16
7Pat Cummins
(DD)
6923.117207.422 for 20
8Imran Tahir
(RPS)
6923184083 for 28
9Andrew Tye
(GL)
491612017.55 for 17
10Axar Patel
(KXIP)
782619707.582 for 33

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar continues to lead the purple cap race today and by a significant margin. Yesterday’s night match was dominated by bowlers and as a result, Woakes and Patel have risen up the rankings. Mitchell McClenaghan and Imran Tahir will have a chance of increasing their wicket count in the Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant match today. 

Let’s look at the points table:

PositionTeamMatchesWon LostNo ResultNRRPointsLast ResultNext Opponent
1Mumbai Indians76100.61712Beat DD by 15 runsRPS
2Kolkata Knight Riders75201.17710Beat RCB by 82 runsRPS
3Sunrisers Hyderabad74300.4818Lost to RPS by 6 wicketsRCB
4Kings XI Punjab7340-0.3196Beat GL by 26 runsSRH
5Rising Pune Supergiant6330-0.766Beat SRH by 6 wicketsMI
6Delhi Daredevils62400.8484Lost to MI by 15 runsKKR
7Gujarat Lions7250-0.8444Lost to KXIP by 26 runsRCB
8Royal Challengers Bangalore7250-1.214Lost to KKR by 82 runsSRH

Today, the second Maharashtra Derby of IPL 2017 will take place at the Wankhede stadium. With MI riding off 6 consecutive wins, they might be able to turn the result in their favour this time around. However, even RPS have the momentum with them, thanks to a Dhoni special in their last game. MI have the home ground advantage though.

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