In a thrilling encounter at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, the Lucknow Super Giants managed to defend a total of 154 against the Rajasthan Royals, spoiling their homecoming after almost four years. On the bright side, the Orange Cap list has seen two significant changes after tonight’s encounter.
Buttler rises to the second spot
Jos Buttler was once again amongst the runs in tonight’s encounter against the Lucknow Super Giants. However, even Buttler couldn’t get past the slow pitch at the Sawai Maan Singh Stadium in Jaipur and played a rather unhurried inning of 40 runs from 41 balls. His inning though included 4 fours and a 112m six, the second longest this season.
Even though Rajasthan lost, a positive that came out for them from the game was that Jos Buttler has now climbed up to the second spot in the Orange Cap. Buttler is currently Rajasthan’s highest run-getter this season, with 244 runs in 6 games at a strike rate of 146.98.
Mayers back in top 10
Lucknow Super Giants’ super find this season, Kyle Mayers, has been in some fine form this season, having scored more than 200 runs for the franchise. The Caribbean batter, who came in as a temporary replacement for Quinton de Kock, seems to have completely replaced him in the Playing XI.
Mayers was the highest run-scorer in today’s low-scoring encounter. His inning of 51 runs included 4 fours and 3 huge sixes in 42 balls. He curated an 82-run partnership with KL Rahul for the first wicket and was quite pivotal in LSG’s victory tonight. After today’s inning, he has found himself back in the top 10. Mayers had slipped out of the list after failing to score in the last couple of games. He is now at the 8th spot in the Orange Cap list with 219 runs in 6 games.
RCB’s skipper Faf du Plessis holds the top spot with 259 runs. However, Rajasthan’s Shimron Hetmyer slipped out of the top 10 after a disappointing outing against the Lucknow Super Giants tonight. He scored just 2 runs in 5 balls and was removed by Avesh Khan.
Orange Cap list after RR vs LSG Match 26:
|Rank||Player||Team||Matches Played||Runs||Highest||Strike Rate||Average|
|1.||Faf du Plessis||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||259||79*||172.66||64.75|
|2.||Jos Buttler||Rajasthan Royals||6||244||79||146.98||40.67|
|3.||Venkatesh Iyer||Kolkata Knight Riders||5||234||104||170.80||46.80|
|4.||Shikhar Dhawan||Punjab Kings||4||233||99*||146.54||116.50|
|5.||Shubmann Gill||Gujarat Titans||5||228||67||139.87||45.60|
|6.||David Warner||Delhi Capitals||5||228||65||116.92||45.60|
|7.||Virat Kohli||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5||220||82*||147.65||55.00|
|8.||Kyle Mayers||Lucknow Super Giants||6||219||73||154.22||36.50|
|9.||Tilak Varma||Mumbai Indians||5||214||84*||158.51||53.50|
|10.||Ruturaj Gaikwad||Chennai Super Kings||5||200||92||150.37||50.00|
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