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IPL 2017: Highest run scorers, wicket-takers after Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions

Leading run scorers and wicket takers after Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions.

The Gujarat Lions have given themselves a fighting chance for the playoffs with yesterday’s win over RCB 

“Once upon a time, there was a cricketer who was considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all team. He had everything – The World Cup, The Champions Trophy, The Asia Cup – everything. However, what he missed out on was winning a comparatively easier tournament, the Indian Premier League.”

If the Royal Challengers Bangalore keep playing the way they have been since the inception of the IPL, we might see such lines written about Virat Kohli, probably half a century from now. Yesterday, RCB not only lost a must-win match to the then-lowest placed team in the points table but also lost it by a huge margin.

They fell like nine pins while batting first to set a meagre target of 134 for the hosts, and their bowling got throttled by Suresh Raina and Aaron Finch as they chased the target in just 13.5 overs. That means that they could maintain a run rate of 10 throughout the innings. 

Every year, RCB build a strong team that looks sensational on paper. However, they are just not good enough to get actual results on the field. Last year, they came close to winning the trophy when they reached the final for the third time.

However, like the previous two times, they just couldn’t get over the line and let the David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad bully them to snatch that coveted trophy away. 

Their playoff chances are now almost gone but they can still savage some pride by winning the rest of their encounters in some style. GL, on the other hand, have given themselves a shot at the playoffs by winning an away game in a gargantuan way, thereby increasing their NRR as well.

Let us look at the top run scorers and wicket takers after the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Lions match -

Leading run scorers – 

Suresh Raina now has 300 plus runs in all ten editions of the IPL
PositionPlayerMatchesInningsRunsAverageStrike Rate100s50sHighest
1Suresh Raina
2Gautam Gambhir
3Hashim Amla
4David Warner
5Steve Smith
6Robin Uthappa
7Brendon McCullum
8Nitish Rana
9Manish Pandey
10Shikhar Dhawan

Leading wicket takers – 

Andrew Tye has 12 wickets in just 5 matches for the Gujarat Lions and is third in the purple cap race
PositionPlayerMatchesWicketsOversRuns5 WicketsEconomyBest Figures
1Bhuvneshwar Kumar
7162817616.295 for 19
2Chris Morris
6122215206.914 for 26
3Andrew Tye
5122013216.65 for 17
4Mitchell McClenaghan
8123227908.723 for 24
5Chris Woakes
8102524309.723 for 6
6Yuzvendra Chahal
81026.318807.093 for 16
7Imran Tahir
8103126408.523 for 28
8Rashid Khan
7102819506.963 for 19
9Jasprit Bumrah
8932256083 for 24
10Pat Cummins
6923.117207.422 for 20

The orange cap table is more or less the same apart from two changes – Raina climbed 4 places after the match to claim the Orange Cap and Brendon McCullum climbed one place to number 7. Since his first match for the Chennai Super Kings, Raina has been an incredible IPL player. He has 300 plus runs in all the ten seasons.

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar has enjoyed his steady lead of 4 wickets for the Purple Cap for over a couple of weeks now, the second-placed and third-placed bowlers keep changing. Yesterday, they were Mitchell McClenaghan and Chris Morris.

Today, it is Morris along with Andrew Tye, who is enjoying a sensational debut season. He picked 3 wickets again yesterday and has claimed a total of 12 wickets in just 5 matches when most of those around him have played at least 7. 

Also Read: RCB vs GL: Andrew Tye's two-wicket over is SK Turning Point of the match

Let’s look at the points table now and see how GL’s win has affected other teams – 

PositionTeamMatchesWon LostNo ResultNRRPointsLast ResultNext Opponent
1 Kolkata Knight Riders86201.15312Beat RPS by 7 wicketsDD
2 Mumbai Indians86200.51412Lost to RPS by 3 runsGL
3 Sunrisers Hyderabad84310.4819Match washed out against RCBKXIP
4 Rising Pune Supergiant8440-0.6668Lost to KKR by 6 wicketsRCB
5 Kings XI Punjab7340-0.3196Beat SRH by 6 wicketsSRH
6 Gujarat Lions8350-0.366Beat RCB by 7 wicketsMI
7 Royal Challengers Bangalore9261-1.4015Lost to GL by 7 wicketsRPS
8 Delhi Daredevils62400.8484Lost to KXIP by 26 runsKKR
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