IPL 2020 Points Table Latest After RR vs MI Match: Ben Stokes – 107 not out – and Sanju Samson – 54 not out – made a mockery of a 196-run target which Mumbai Indians had set for Rajasthan Royals in match 45 of Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Stokes and Samson knitted an unbeaten 152-run stand that powered Rajasthan to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Mumbai. RR overhauled the target with nearly two overs to spare. It was Stokes’s second IPL century and his highest score in T20s. RR ended their innings on 196/2 in 18.2 overs in reply to table-toppers MI’s 195/5 wickets in 20 overs.Also Read - India vs South Africa: KL Rahul Credits Deepak Chahar For Fightback After 3-0 Whitewash Against Proteas At Cape Town
Despite the defeat, Mumbai remain perched at the top position with 14 points from 11 matches, while Rajasthan moved to the sixth spot with 10 points from 12 games. The competition for the fourth spot in IPL 2020 playoffs race is heating up. Each team will play 14 league matches, at the end of which the top four teams qualify for the knockouts, with the final set to be played on November 10 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Also Read - HIGHLIGHTS | IND vs SA 3rd ODI Score: South Africa Win by 4 Runs; Whitewash India 3-0
It was the fourth loss for Mumbai, who remain in a comfortable position at the top of the standings. The comprehensive win over defending champions not only kept Royals alive in the tournament, it also eliminated Chennai Super Kings from the competition. The night belonged to Stokes, who tore into the Mumbai attack after RR lost opener Robin Uthappa – 13 – and Steve Smith – 11- early. The southpaw was back to his very best, having struggled with his timing in the earlier games. Also Read - Anushka Sharma With Daughter Vamika in Her Arms Reacts to Virat Kohli's Cradle Celebration | WATCH VIDEO
Samson joined Stokes, who had collected four boundaries off Trent Boult in the third over. The Englishman then went on offensive against Krunal Pandya, collecting two fours before a boundary and six against Rahul Chahar with Royals racing to 75 for two after eight overs.
IPL 2020 Points Table After RR vs MI Match 45
Orange Cap Holder
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli now occupy the third spot in IPL 2020 Orange Cap list – 415 runs – in 11 matches. He scored another half-century, his third in IPL 2020, on Sunday during RCB’s match against Chennai Super Kings. However, despite Kohli’s knock Bangalore ended up on the losing side as Chennai emerged victorious by eight wickets. Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul continues his domination at the pole position within IPL 2020 Orange Cap tally, with 567 runs under his belt in 11 matches. Rahul is followed by Delhi Capitals veteran batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who is at the second slot with 471 in 11 matches. CSK opener and ace Protea batsman -Faf du Plessis occupy the fourth spot- 401 runs in 11 matches, while Rahul teammate and KXIP opener Mayank Agarwal is at the fifth position with 398 runs in 10 games.
Purple Cap Holder
Delhi Capitals ace pacer Kagiso Rabada still rules the roost in Purple Cap list – most wickets in tournament, with 23 wickets in 11 matches. Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer, who bowled a good spell of fast bowling – 2/31 versus Mumbai Indians on Sunday, pip Jasprit Bumrah to take the second position. Archer and Bumrah have 17 wickets in 12 and 11 matches respectively. However, Archer’s better economy rate puts him ahead of Bumrah in the IPL 2020 Purple Cap tally. Kings XI Punjab’s star fast bowler – Mohammed Shami and RCB’s main strike bowler Yuzvendra Chahal occupy the fourth and fifth spots with 17 and 16 wickets respectively.