After edging Lucknow Super Giants in a last-over drama on Sunday, Rajasthan Royals reclaimed top place in the Indian Premier League points rankings. Shimron Hetmyer of the Windies smashed an unbeaten 59 off 36 balls to take Royals from 67/4 to 165/6. In their 20 overs, Lucknow could only score 162/8.

The Delhi Capitals put up an all-round effort in the opening encounter, while Kolkata Knight Riders suffered their second loss of the season. The Capitals scored a massive 215/5 in their 20 overs, thanks to some aggressive bowling from Prithvi Shaw and David Warner. As a result, the KKR innings was folded at 171 runs, and the Capitals won by 44 runs.

Rajasthan has climbed back to the top of the table after winning three of their last four matches. Kolkata Knight Riders have fallen one position to third place, followed by Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bangalore in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

In the meantime, IPL giants Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are at the bottom of the standings. Even though he only scored 13 off 11 balls in the match against LSG, England’s great opener Jos Buttler is still on top with 218 runs from four appearances. Quinton de Kock, who is in second place with 188 runs in five matches, is his closest rival.

Yuzvendra Chahal of the RCB has surpassed Umesh Yadav in the quest for the Purple Cap. The spinner has been outstanding, taking 11 points in four games so far.

Kuldeep Yadav has ascended to second place after taking four wickets against KKR. In the same amount of games, the Chinaman has ten scalps.


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