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IPL 2017: Highest run scorers, wicket-takers after Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils match

A look at how the result affected both lists.

Stats 23 Apr 2017, 11:08 IST
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Mumbai Indians defended a low total to extend their lead at the top of the table

9 0 5 6 0 0. No, this isn’t a serial number. These were the scores of the top 6 batsmen of Delhi Daredevils while chasing a mere 143 against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium.

The DD bowling attack showed tremendous discipline and vigour to bundle the home team for a score less than 150 and that too, on their home turf. However, their batsman couldn’t rise to the occasion and let MI take control of the match immediately after the second innings began.

Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris tried to weather the storm and the latter even scored a half century. They pulled their team from a score of 24-6 to a total of 128-7. Though their heroics couldn’t save the day for the visiting team, it did manage to help them maintain their pride. 

Whenever MI and Rising Pune Supergiant play on the same day, it bodes well for all the Maharashtra fans. While MI won their game even after posting a low first innings score, RPS chased down 176 against SRH at the MCA stadium in Pune. A monumental, classic finish from MS Dhoni against the best death bowling unit of the tournament was special, to say the least. He smashed an unbeaten 61 to silence his critics in style and take his side to victory.

Let us look at the leading run scorers and wicket-takers after both the matches.


Leading run-scorers

PositionPlayerMatchesInningsRunsAverageStrike Rate100s50sHighest
1David Warner
2Nitish Rana
3Brendon McCullum
4Manish Pandey
5Suresh Raina
6Shikhar Dhawan
7Hashim Amla
8Gautam Gambhir
9Sanju Samson
10Jos Buttler

Leading wicket-takers

PositionPlayerMatchesWicketsOversRuns5 WicketsEconomyBest Figures
1Bhuvneshwar Kumar
7162817616.295 for 19
2Mitchell McClenaghan
7122824308.683 for 24
3Chris Morris
6122215206.914 for 26
4Rashid Khan
7102819506.963 for 19
5Imran Tahir
6923184083 for 28
6Pat Cummins
6923.117207.422 for 20
7Chris Woakes
672019909.952 for 30
8Amit Mishra
6717.513607.635 for 17
9Andrew Tye
37128517.085 for 17
10Jasprit Bumrah
772822708.113 for 24

It took David Warner just a day to take back the Orange Cap from Brendon McCullum. He has been absolutely exceptional throughout the season and hasn’t disappointed one bit with the bat. Even though SRH lost yesterday, the team is a force to be reckoned with, thanks to Warner’s explosive batting at the top of the order and his strong captaincy. 

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar is comfortable leading the Purple Cap race, the second and third places have been taken up by Mitchell McClenaghan and Chris Morris, thanks to the low-scoring match in Mumbai yesterday. Kumar is currently 4 wickets ahead of McClenaghan and is scalping at least a couple of wickets in every match. Overtaking him is going to be a tough challenge for the other 9 bowlers on that list!

Let us take a look at the points table and understand how yesterday’s game affected the teams’ positions

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostNo ResultNet run ratePointsLast resultNext Opponent
1 Mumbai Indians76100.61712Beat DD by 15 runsRPS
2 Kolkata Knight Riders64200.7098Lost to GL by 4 wicketsRCB
3 Sunrisers Hyderabad74300.4818Lost to RPS by 6 wicketsRCB
4 Rising Pune Supergiant6330-0.766Beat SRH by 6 wicketsMI
5 Delhi Daredevils62400.8484Lost to MI by 15 runsKKR
6 Kings XI Punjab6240-0.6064Lost to MI by 8 wicketsGL
7 Royal Challengers Bangalore6240-0.7474Beat GL by 21 runsKKR
8 Gujarat Lions6240-0.7694Beat KKR by 4 wicketsKXIP

Mumbai Indians are sitting pretty at the top of the table and are almost certain to reach the playoffs now. Two more wins would most likely confirm their place in the top 4. KKR and SRH too, have one win more than the rest of the lot and have a good chance of making the playoffs. KKR, especially, have a strong chance, having played one match less than SRH. One win has helped RPS surge to the 4th spot. However, they need to perform well against MI in the next match to stay in that position.

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