IPL 2020 Orange Cap Holder: KL Rahul Retains Top Spot in Run-scoring Charts

IPL 2020 Orange Cap holder: Kings XI Punjab batsman KL Rahul (313 runs) retained the top spot in the run-scoring charts after the IPL 2020 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab on Thursday.

IPL 2020 Orange Cap Holder: KL Rahul Retains Top Spot in Run-scoring Charts

IPL 2020 Orange Cap holder: Kings XI Punjab batsman KL Rahul (313 runs) retained the top spot in the run-scoring charts after the IPL 2020 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab on Thursday.

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England wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow shone with the bat as he smashed a 97-run knock before ace leg-spinner Rashid Khan snared three wickets in an overall impressive bowling display to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to a comfortable 69-run win against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020 on Thursday.

Bairstow and captain David Warner (52) took the opposition bowlers to the cleaners with a 160-run opening stand as SRH scored an imposing 201 for six after opting to bat, even though KXIP made a brilliant comeback by taking six wickets in the final five overs.

ORANGE CAP HOLDER/MOST RUNS IN IPL 2020

POSPLAYERTEAMMATCHESRUNS
1

KL Rahul

KXIP6313
2

Faf Du Plessis

CSK6299
3

Mayank Agarwal

KXIP6281
4

Jonny Bairstow

SRH6241
5

David Warner

SRH6227
6

Rohit Sharma

MI6211
7

Nicholas Pooran

KXIP6196
8

Shane Watson

CSK6185
9

Shreyas Iyer

DC5181
10

Suryakumar Yadav

MI6180
11

Prithvi Shaw

DC5179
12

Devdutt Padikkal

RCB5178
13

Rishabh Pant

DC5171
14

Sanju Samson

RR5171
15

Shubman Gill

KKR5163
16

Kieron Pollard

MI6163
17

Ishan Kishan

MI4158
18

AB De Villiers

RCB5155
19

Manish Pandey

SRH6148
20

Eoin Morgan

KKR5143
21

Nitish Rana

KKR5139
22

Quinton De Kock

MI6138
23

Hardik Pandya

MI6135
24

Virat Kohli

RCB5133
25

Steven Smith

RR5133
26

Shikhar Dhawan

DC5127
27

Marcus Stoinis

DC5123
28

Aaron Finch

RCB5122
29

Rahul Tripathi

KKR2117
30

Jos Buttler

RR4117
31

Ambati Rayudu

CSK4109
32

Rahul Tewatia

RR5106
33

MS Dhoni

CSK6102
34

Ravindra Jadeja

CSK694
35

Jofra Archer

RR586
36

Tom Curran

RR583
37

Kane Williamson

SRH473
38

Priyam Garg

SRH671
39

Sam Curran

CSK668
40

Pat Cummins

KKR567
41

Saurabh Tiwary

MI263
42

Abhishek Sharma

SRH663
43

Mahipal Lomror

RR258
44

Kedar Jadhav

CSK658
45

Shivam Dube

RCB557
46

Andre Russell

KKR550
47

Dinesh Karthik

KKR549
48

Abdul Samad

SRH448
49

Glenn Maxwell

KXIP648
50

Washington Sundar

RCB547
51

Shimron Hetmyer

DC546
52

Sunil Narine

KKR544
53

Krishnappa Gowtham

KXIP242
54

Krunal Pandya

MI636
55

Robin Uthappa

RR433
56

Mandeep Singh

KXIP233
57

Sarfaraz Khan

KXIP533
58

Murali Vijay

CSK332
59

Wriddhiman Saha

SRH130
60

Riyan Parag

RR423
61

Navdeep Saini

RCB518
62

Karun Nair

KXIP416
63

Kagiso Rabada

DC515
64

Axar Patel

DC411
65

Moeen Ali

RCB111
66

James Pattinson

MI611
67

Prabhsimran Singh

KXIP111
68

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

KKR411
69

Mohammad Nabi

SRH111
70

Shivam Mavi

KKR510
71

Ankit Rajpoot

RR39
72

Rashid Khan

SRH69
73

Jaydev Unadkat

RR49
74

Sandeep Sharma

SRH39
75

Ravi Bishnoi

KXIP67
76

James Neesham

KXIP37
77

Yashasvi Jaiswal

RR26
78

Shreyas Gopal

RR56
79

Anrich Nortje

DC56
80

Chris Jordan

KXIP25
81

Mohammed Siraj

RCB15
82

Ruturaj Gaikwad

CSK25
83

Jasprit Bumrah

MI65
84

Ravichandran Ashwin

DC34
85

T Natarajan

SRH63
86

Mohammed Shami

KXIP62
87

Rahul Chahar

MI62
88

Isuru Udana

RCB31
89

Nikhil Naik

KKR11
90

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

KXIP11
91

Yuzvendra Chahal

RCB51
92

Josh Philippe

RCB21
93

Varun Chakravarthy

KKR41
94

Dale Steyn

RCB21
95

Kuldeep Yadav

KKR31

Orange Cap: Orange cap is presented annually in the Indian Premier League to the highest run scorer. The batsman with most runs in the tournament during the course of the season would wear the Orange Cap while fielding, with the overall leading run-scorer at the conclusion of the tournament winning the actual Orange Cap award on the day of the season's final. David Warner and Chris Gayle remain the only players to have won it twice.

The England wicketkeeper batsman hit seven fours and six sixes during his 55-ball knock, while Warner consumed 40 balls for his 52 to set up SRH's third win from six matches. KXIP made amends of their woeful death overs bowling by conceding just 41 runs in the last five overs and taking six wickets in the process with leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi (3/29) triggering the collapse but that could not stop SRH from crossing the 200-run mark.

Chasing a stiff target of 202, KXIP were all out for 132 in 16.5 overs to slump to their fifth defeat -- and fourth on the trot -- in six matches to remain at the bottom of the points table.

Rashid Khan was the most impressive SRH bowler as he returned with figures of 3/12 from his four overs. Only Nicholas Pooran (77 off 37 balls; 5 fours and 7 sixes) gave a fight for KXIP with his maiden half century and the season's fastest fifty -- off just 17 balls. He hit six fours -- three of them on the trot -- to take 28 runs off a hapless Abdul Samad.

KXIP made a disastrous start to their run chase as they lost two wickets inside five overs. In-form Mayank Agarwal (9) was run out in a horrible mix-up with his captain KL Rahul (11) in the second over itself, while Prabhsimran Singh looked promising for a while but got out for 11.

Rahul played second fiddle to his partners, looking to anchor the innings but he failed in doing that as he was out in the eighth over, hitting straight to the safe hands of Kane Williamson in the deep. Glenn Maxwell's struggle continued as he was run out for seven, courtesy a brilliant direct throw from Priyam Garg.

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Earlier, KXIP bowlers did not have a clue how to break the partnership of Bairstow and Warner till the 15th over. At that stage, SRH were 160 for no loss. Bishnoi then removed both Bairstow and Warner in the space of three balls in the 16th over before Arshdeep Singh (2/33) dismissed Manish Pandey for 1 in the next over to trigger a brilliant turnaround. Williamson remained not out on 20 off 10 balls.

Bairstow was dropped on 19 in the fifth over by KXIP skipper Rahul off the bowling of Mohammed Shami and he made them pay for the mistake. He was clearly the dominant partner of the opening duo, reaching his third fifty of the season in 28 balls in the 10th over at the end of which SRH were 100 for no loss. Warner reached his third fifty of the tournament in the 14th over but got out in the first ball of the 16th over when he miscued a slog sweep to Glenn Maxwell at long-on off Bishnoi.

Three balls later, Bairstow departed after Rahul opted to review the field umpire's decision and the third umpire ruled the England wicketkeeper batsman out LBW.