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IPL 2017: Highest run scorers, wicket-takers after Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rising Pune Supergiant

The leading run scorers, leading wicket takers and the points table after Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rising Pune Supergiant.

Stats 17 Apr 2017, 14:33 IST
Mumbai Indians IPL 2017
Mumbai moved to the top with another win

The 23rd day of the 10th edition of the IPL was a happy day for Maharashtra. Both its teams, the Mumbai Indians and the Rising Pune Supergiant, won comprehensively in the double header yesterday. Mumbai Indians are now on a roll with four consecutive wins under their belt.

Winning on their home turf while keeping 6 wickets in their hands, the Rohit Sharma-led team is now looking like a prospective candidate for this year’s title! Nitish Rana, the find of the season so far, scored yet another fifty in the match and has not disappointed for a second in the tournament.

RPS finally ended its 10-match losing streak while batting first. The win came against one of the strongest batting line-ups of the tournament and that too, at their home ground. Can’t get better than that now, can it? Ben Stokes proved worthy of his auction money as he collected 3 wickets along with a Man of the Match trophy. MS Dhoni too finally looked like getting some of his spark back when a characteristic six from him threw the fans – and twitter – into a tumultuous frenzy. 

RCB truly need to buck up now – they have suffered their third consecutive defeat of the tournament and have just one win in five matches. In spite of boasting of a strong batting order that includes the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson, the team is nowhere near threatening. It has the bench strength to drop a powerful hitter like Chris Gayle but it seems that it doesn’t have the zing to win.

Let us look at the leading run scorers and leading wicket-takers after the match between RCB and RPS.

Leading run scorers

Nitesh Rana’s IPL fairytale continues with style (Photo Credit: AFP)
PositionPlayerMatchesInningsRunsAverageStrike Rate100s50sHighest
1Nitish Rana
2Gautam Gambhir
3Steve Smith
4David Warner
5Keiron Pollard
6Brendon McCullum
7Manish Pandey
8A B de Villiers
9Suresh Raina
10Sanju Samson


Leading wicket takers

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has the purple cap with 10 tournaments wickets with an economy of 5.56 (Photo credit: BCCI)
1Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
2Imran Tahir
3Chris Morris
4Rashid Khan
5Andrew Tye
6Mitchell McClenaghan
7Chris Woakes
8Varun Aaron
9Zaheer Khan
10Ashish Nehra

Nitish Rana’s consistent strokeplay and cool temperament have helped him earn the top spot in the Orange Cap race. It will be interesting to see if the youngster can keep up the good performance in the latter, more pressure-filled stages of the tournament. Gautam Gambhir is just 11 runs behind though and can definitely catch up to Rana in his innings against the Delhi Daredevils today.

Meanwhile, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, being 2 wickets ahead and one match behind Imran Tahir, still has some breathing room to retain his Purple Cap.

Let us look at the points table now.

Points table:

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostNo ResultNet Run RatePointsLast Result
1 Mumbai Indians54100.3028Beat GL by 6 wickets
2 Kolkata Knight Riders43101.2656Beat SRH by 17 runs
3 Delhi Daredevils32102.2174Beat KXIP by 51 runs
4 Sunrisers Hyderabad42200.6324Lost to Mumbai by 17 runs
5 Kings XI Punjab4220-0.3094Lost to DD by 51 runs
6 Rising Pune Supergiant5230-0.9424Beat RCB by 27 runs
7 Gujarat Lions4130-1.0842Lost to MI by 6 wickets
8 Royal Challengers Bangalore5140-1.0952Lost to RPS by 27 runs
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