Hasaranga climbs to the top 

The 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 takes place between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). The team led by Mayank Agarwal registered a big win at Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

Voting first, RCB made an immediate comeback after a brilliant start by opener PBKS. Jonny Bairstow is general manager as the team registered 83 runs in the first six. Liam Livingstone scored the top with 70 runs to push PBKS to a massive 209-5 in 20 rounds.

In response, the RCB collapsed under the pressure of the required running speed and was never present in the race. The wickets’ constant falling led to their downfall, with Glenn Maxwell providing a brief drag in the middle ring. RCB continued to lose the match with 54 points.

Scoreboard updated IPL 2022

PBKS is still alive in the race to the knockout round.
PBKS is still alive in the race to the knockout round.

The PBKS laid out their claim in the race for a playoff spot with a crucial win. The teams that reached the finals of IPL 2014 now have 12 points with two matches remaining. Big win rate also increase their net run rate to 0.023

RCB’s misery at Brabourne Stadium continued as they lost their third game in a row at the venue. The loss also added pressure to the final game of the tournament against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

Furthermore, the additional factor of net run rate also comes into the picture right now. RCB’s executive ratio metric is now -0.323 worrisome

Updated IPL 2022 Orange Cap list

Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan are still in the top 5 of the rankings (PC: IPLT20.com).
Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan are still in the top 5 of the rankings (PC: IPLT20.com).

Shikhar Dhawan is still the second highest scorer among Indian players despite being eliminated at 10 cheaper. Nampaw has now made 402 runs in 12 matches and placed 4th overall in the race for Orange. Cap.

With 70 entertainment points in just 42 serves, Liam Livingstone has made his mark in the fourth half-century of the ongoing league. The British player registered big 6es in his innings and surpassed the 350-run mark in the process. He’s currently sixth on the list of top fugitives.

The early dismissal has prevented RCB captain Faf du Plessis from adding more to his countdown this evening. After scoring just 10 runs, the former Proteas captain is now only one of 400 runs short at the tournament.

Updated IPL 2022 Purple Cap list

Hasaranga played against Chahal out of a total of 23 champions in the tournament (PC: IPLT20.com).
Hasaranga goes up against Chahal’s list of the best 23 players in the tournament (PC: IPLT20.com).

After a tight 2-15 match and taking up points from Shikhar Dhawan and Jitesh Sharma, Wanindu Hasaranga equaled Yuzvendra Chahal’s total of 23 downs. While the Sri Lankan played one more game, his economy and impressive strike rate put him at the top.

Kagiso Rabada continued to be the top catcher among the pacemakers in the league after a superb second half. He was the pick of the PBKS archers with a score of 3-21, bringing his total defeat to 21 after 11 matches.

Harshal Patel has made great strides in the roster by picking the best four players in the first leg matches. The right-hander is three feet behind Rabada in fourth place on the list.


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