Updated IPL 2023 Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap List After RR vs LSG Match: RR Remain On Top Despite Loss


LSG players celebrate after defeating RR.© BCCI/IPL


In the IPL on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Rajasthan Royals by 10 runs in Jaipur. Kyle Mayers scored 51 off 42 balls for LSG to reach 154 for seven. R Ashwin was the fastest bowler for Rajasthan with two wickets. Royals could only manage 144 for six in 20 overs, with Avesh Khan taking three wickets for LSG. Despite the loss, RR still top the IPL 2023 points table with eight points from six matches (NRR 1.043), while LSG have consolidated their second position in the IPL 2023 table with eight points from six matches. They are behind on NRR (0.709).


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RR’s Jos Buttler is second in the list of highest run-getters with a score of 244 from six matches. The list of highest wicket-takers includes LSG Mark Wood, RR’s Yuzvendra Chahal and Gujarat Titans’ Rashid with 11 wickets each – the most by any bowler.

Talking about the match, the pitch was not conducive for batting but the bowlers still had work to do, and Lucknow Super Giants did just that with a 10-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL on Wednesday. Chasing 155, RR were restricted to 144 for six as their return to the Sawai Mansingh Stadium after four years ended in disappointment, despite a credible outing from the very first ball of the evening.

RR openers Jos Buttler and Yashvi Jaiswal knew that playing the strokes on this track would not be easy but they managed to keep pace with the required run rate.

However, LSG made a remarkable comeback to emerge victorious in the end.

Young Jaiswal scored 44 runs in 35 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes, while his senior opening partner Butter scored 40 runs in 41 runs.

LSG waited a long time before bringing their impact player Amit Mishra into action. And for their first breakthrough, they had to wait till the 12th over when Jaiswal cut Marcus Stoinis at short third man fielder Avesh Khan, who had injured his hand while completing a low catch.