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IPL 2020: Orange Cap and Purple Cap standings at the halfway mark

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After last night’s game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2020 has reached the halfway stage. In yesterday’s match, RCB had a clinical performance as they won by a massive 82-run margin and moved up to the third spot.

After winning the toss, RCB had a good start with the bat as openers Aaron Finch (47 off 37) and Devdutt Padikkal (32 off 23) who posted 67 runs for the first wicket. Later AB de Villiers played a gem of an innings as he scored 73 runs in 33 balls and was unbeaten till the end. He alongside Virat Kohli (33* off 28) stitched a 100-run partnership and helped RCB reach 194/2 in their 20 overs.

In reply, the two times IPL champions could score only 112/9, only 3 of their batsmen could score in double digits. Shubman Gill was the top scorer for KKR as he scored 35 runs in 25 balls.

Virat Kohli moves on to 6th spot on the IPL 2020 Orange Cap list

Virat Kohli in RCB 2020
(Image source: Virat Kohli Twitter)

Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 90 against the Chennai Super Kings on Saturday and has followed it up a score off 33 not out. With these knocks, he now moves closer to the top 5 of the Indian Premier League 2020 Orange Cap list as he has scored 256 runs.

At the halfway stage of the tournament, KXIP openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal occupy the top 2 spots with the scores of 387 and 337 runs respectively. The third spot is occupied by Faf du Plessis who has scored 307 in his 7 matches. Following him is another opening pair from SRH camp David Warner and Jonny Bairstow who are seated on the 4th and 5th spot as they have scored 275 and 257 respectively.

Yuzvendra Chahal moves up into the top 5 on the IPL 2020 Purple Cap List

Yuzvendra Chahal
(Image source: IPL Twitter)

The leg spinner has moved up to the 5th spot on the list after having outstanding figures of 1 for 12 last night at Sharjah. He has taken 10 wickets at a strike rate of 16.20 in the tournament so far.

The top spot for the most wickets at the halfway stage is taken up by Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada who has a total of 17 wickets to his tally. He is followed by the Mumbai Indians duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult who have taken 11 wickets each. The number 4 spot is taken up by Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner Rashid Khan who also has 10 wickets to his name with a strike rate of 16.80.

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