IPL 2020 Orange Cap Holder: KXIP's KL Rahul Continues to Lead the Way for Batsmen

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IPL 2020 Orange Cap Holder: KXIP's KL Rahul Continues to Lead the Way for Batsmen - IPL 2020 Orange Cap Holder: Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul continues to top the run-scoring charts after match number 40 in Dubai where Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets on Thursday and kept their hopes of a top 4 finish alive. KL Rahul has 540 runs from 10 matches and he leads second-placed Shikhar Dhawan by 75 runs, who became the first player in the history of IPL to score back-to-back centuries. KL Rahul's teammate Mayank Agarwal occupies the third place with 398 runs, while Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli complete the top 5 list, occupying the fourth and the fifth place respectively. (IPL 2020 | IPL SCHEDULE | IPL POINTS TABLE)

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Thursday. Sent into bat, Rajasthan Royals scored 154 for six in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, SRH chased down the target with 11 balls overs to spare at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Manish Pandey top-scored for the winners with an unbeaten 83 off 47 balls while Jason Holder was the most impressive bowler with excellent figures of 3/33 in four overs.

Earlier, Holder starred with the ball in his first game of the ongoing IPL as SRH restricted RR to 154/6 wickets in 20 overs.

ORANGE CAP HOLDER/MOST RUNS IN IPL 2020

POS

PLAYER

TEAM

MATCHES

RUNS

1

KL Rahul

KXIP

10

540

2

Shikhar Dhawan

DC

10

465

3

Mayank Agarwal

KXIP

10

398

4

Faf Du Plessis

CSK

10

375

5

Virat Kohli

RCB

10

365

6

Shreyas Iyer

DC

10

335

7

David Warner

SRH

10

335

8

Jonny Bairstow

SRH

10

326

9

Quinton De Kock

MI

9

322

10

Devdutt Padikkal

RCB

10

321

11

Shubman Gill

KKR

10

312

12

Nicholas Pooran

KXIP

10

295

13

Manish Pandey

SRH

10

295

14

AB De Villiers

RCB

10

285

15

Shane Watson

CSK

10

285

16

Eoin Morgan

KKR

10

278

17

Sanju Samson

RR

11

272

18

Jos Buttler

RR

10

271

19

Steven Smith

RR

11

265

20

Rohit Sharma

MI

9

260

21

Ambati Rayudu

CSK

8

250

22

Suryakumar Yadav

MI

9

243

23

Marcus Stoinis

DC

10

226

24

Rahul Tewatia

RR

11

224

25

Aaron Finch

RCB

10

221

26

Prithvi Shaw

DC

10

209

27

Kieron Pollard

MI

9

208

28

Ravindra Jadeja

CSK

10

194

29

Ishan Kishan

MI

7

193

30

Rishabh Pant

DC

7

190

31

Nitish Rana

KKR

10

184

32

Kane Williamson

SRH

7

181

33

Rahul Tripathi

KKR

7

168

34

Hardik Pandya

MI

9

164

35

MS Dhoni

CSK

10

164

36

Robin Uthappa

RR

9

147

37

Dinesh Karthik

KKR

10

145

38

Pat Cummins

KKR

10

130

39

Sam Curran

CSK

10

121

40

Ben Stokes

RR

5

110

41

Jofra Archer

RR

11

107

42

Chris Gayle

KXIP

3

106

43

Priyam Garg

SRH

10

106

44

Shivam Dube

RCB

8

102

45

Shimron Hetmyer

DC

7

101

46

Andre Russell

KKR

9

92

47

Glenn Maxwell

KXIP

10

90

48

Riyan Parag

RR

9

86

49

Tom Curran

RR

5

83

50

Krunal Pandya

MI

9

82

51

Abdul Samad

SRH

6

71

52

Vijay Shankar

SRH

5

71

53

Washington Sundar

RCB

10

70

54

Saurabh Tiwary

MI

2

63

55

Abhishek Sharma

SRH

7

63

56

Kedar Jadhav

CSK

8

62

57

Mahipal Lomror

RR

3

59

58

Axar Patel

DC

9

56

59

Sunil Narine

KKR

6

44

60

Krishnappa Gowtham

KXIP

2

42

61

Yashasvi Jaiswal

RR

3

40

62

Gurkeerat Singh Mann

RCB

5

40

63

Deepak Hooda

KXIP

3

38

64

Narayan Jagadeesan

CSK

1

33

65

Sarfaraz Khan

KXIP

5

33

66

Mandeep Singh

KXIP

3

33

67

Alex Carey

DC

3

32

68

Murali Vijay

CSK

3

32

69

Wriddhiman Saha

SRH

1

30

70

Ajinkya Rahane

DC

3

25

71

Chris Morris

RCB

5

25

72

Rashid Khan

SRH

10

24

73

Nathan Coulter-Nile

MI

2

24

74

Lockie Ferguson

KKR

2

19

75

Tom Banton

KKR

2

18

76

Chris Jordan

KXIP

5

18

77

Navdeep Saini

RCB

10

18

78

James Neesham

KXIP

4

17

79

Kagiso Rabada

DC

10

17

80

Karun Nair

KXIP

4

16

81

Harshal Patel

DC

4

16

82

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

KKR

6

15

83

Prabhsimran Singh

KXIP

2

15

84

Shreyas Gopal

RR

11

14

85

Kuldeep Yadav

KKR

5

13

86

Moeen Ali

RCB

1

11

87

James Pattinson

MI

7

11

88

Isuru Udana

RCB

8

11

89

Mohammad Nabi

SRH

1

11

90

Shivam Mavi

KKR

7

10

91

Sandeep Sharma

SRH

7

10

92

Ankit Rajpoot

RR

5

9

93

Jaydev Unadkat

RR

7

9

94

Varun Chakravarthy

KKR

9

8

95

Ravi Bishnoi

KXIP

10

7

96

Dwayne Bravo

CSK

6

7

97

Deepak Chahar

CSK

10

7

98

Andrew Tye

RR

1

6

99

Anrich Nortje

DC

9

6

100

Mohammed Siraj

RCB

4

5

Holder, who was brought in as replacement for the injured Kane Williamson, took the important wickets of Sanju Samson (36), RR captain Steve Smith (19) and the dangerous Riyan Parag (20) and ended the innings with figures of 3/33.

All three of the wickets that the West Indies Test captain took came at crucial points, especially that of Parag who had two fours and a six and was looking capable of propelling RR beyond 160 at the start of the 19th over, in which Holder got him.

Rashid Khan, meanwhile, dismissed the struggling Ben Stokes, who laboured to 30 off 32 balls while Vijay Shankar took the all-imporant wicket of Jos Buttler.

(With agency inputs)