IPL 2021 points table: CSK moved up to take second position on the points table.© Instagram
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recorded their second win of the season beating the Rajasthan Royals by 45 points at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. The game was balanced until the halfway point of the Rajasthan innings, but things changed when Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja started to spin the ball and called the tie in favor of their CSK. The duo wove a web of magic around the drummers of Rajasthan and shared five wickets between them. While Jadeja picked up two for 28 on her four overs, Moeen Ali was even impressive coming back with 3/7 numbers in just three overs. Previously, he had also scored 26 points and was named Player of the Match for his total brilliance.
Table of IPL points 2021
With their convincing victory over RR, the Chennai Super Kings eclipsed last year’s runners-up Delhi Capitals to take second place in the 2021 IPL points table. Both teams had the same number of points, but CSK has took second place due to their higher net execution rate. RCB is at the top of the ladder having won all three tournament games so far. The defending champions Mumbai Indians also have four points under their belt, but have to fight for the fourth position. Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings, each having a match, occupy the next three spots respectively, while SunRisers Hyderabad, the only side that has yet to cross the bar, languishes at the bottom.
Race for Orange Cap
Moeen Ali, during his brief stint at the precinct, managed to score 26 points, bringing his tally to 108 points in three games – enough for him to enter the top 10 and finish in eighth place on the list led by Delhi Capitals opener Shikhara Dhawan. , with 186 tracks. RCB’s Glenn Maxwell is second on the list with 176 races, while skipper PBKS KL Rahul, who celebrated his 29th birthday on Sunday, is currently third in the race. KKR opener Nitish Rana (155) and RCB AB superstar de Villiers (125) completed the top five.
Race for Purple Cap
RCB medium pacer Harshal Patel continues to lead the Purple Cap race with nine wickets in three matches and is closely followed by Rahul Chahar, the Mumbai Indians leg skater, with seven wickets. Delhi Capitals coach Avesh Khan, who will be in action on Tuesday, is in third place with six wickets. New Zealand spearhead Trent Boult, also has six wickets and is fourth on the list. Chetan Sakariya, who is enjoying a breakout season with RR, rose through the ranks after picking three wickets against CSK on Monday.
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