Updated IPL 2023 Points Table, Purple Cap & Orange Cap

IPL 2023 Points, Purple Cap & Orange Cap - Updated

In the IPL 2023 match of 18th May, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Hyderabad on Thursday. RCB had a crucial task at hand – they needed a big win. And they delivered exactly that in a stunning display of cricket. The dynamic partnership of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, totaling 172 runs, led RCB to a dominating victory, earning them two crucial points.

The match took place at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, and it was a spectacle to behold. Virat Kohli’s exceptional performance, including a scintillating century, overshadowed Heinrich Klaasen’s impressive ton in a thrilling run-fest. This remarkable chase showcased Kohli’s mastery in pursuit of victory.

With this win, RCB climbed to the fourth spot in the IPL 2023 standings with 14 points from 13 games, boasting a Net Run Rate of +0.180. On the other hand, SRH remained in the last spot.

In terms of individual achievements, RCB captain Virat Kohli consolidated his position as the highest run-getter in the tournament so far, accumulating an impressive total of 702 runs. In the highest wicket-takers’ list, the Gujarat Titans duo of Mohammed Shami and Rashid Khan held the top two places, both having taken 23 wickets each.

Chasing a target of 187, RCB got off to a flying start, thanks to their in-form openers – Virat Kohli and Captain Faf du Plessis. Kohli wasted no time, immediately making his mark with two well-timed strokes, while du Plessis quickly joined in the onslaught.

The opening partnership flourished once again for RCB in the tournament, reaching 50 runs, and by the end of the sixth over, the team had moved to 64/0.

The duo continued to dominate with their batting prowess, with both du Plessis and Kohli reaching their respective half-centuries. RCB found themselves cruising at 108/0 with 8 overs still to go.

Virat Kohli showcased his sublime skills, leaving everyone in awe as the partnership reached a staggering 150 runs.

As the match approached its climax, RCB required 23 runs off 18 balls, while SRH desperately searched for a breakthrough. Kohli smashed a maximum off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s delivery, reaching his first century of the season in style.

SRH managed to dismiss both RCB openers in quick succession, but it was too late for the home side. RCB chased down the target with four balls to spare, securing a well-deserved victory.

In the first innings, RCB had a flying start with Michael Bracewell taking two wickets in the fourth over, removing Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi. Heinrich Klaasen then came in to bat and displayed his power by hitting three boundaries off Shahbaz Ahmed in the sixth over, accumulating 16 runs.

Aiden Markram and Klaasen formed a formidable partnership, rotating the strike brilliantly and capitalizing on loose deliveries from the RCB bowlers. Klaasen reached his fifty in just 24 balls. SRH captain Markram played a supporting role, contributing 18 runs before getting dismissed by Shahbaz Ahmed in the 13th over. Harry Brook then joined Klaasen at the crease.

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