- Shikhar Dhawan is now within touching distance of KL Rahul at the top of the IPL 2020 Orange Cap list.
- It will be a close contest between Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah for the IPL 2020 Purple Cap.
Kagiso Rabada wrested the IPL 2020 Purple Cap from Jasprit Bumrah after picking up 4 wickets in Qualifier 2 tonight to take his season tally to 29. There was no change at the top of the Orange Cap list, and KL Rahul continues to lead the charts with an aggregate of 670 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan stroked a scintillating 78 off 50 balls and moved to within 67 runs of KL Rahul. The DC opener is 2nd on the IPL 2020 Orange Cap list, having scored 603 runs so far in the tournament.
Even though Shreyas Iyer made a rusty 20-ball 21, the DC captain climbed up 2 places to move into the top 10 of the IPL 2020 Orange Cap list with a tally of 454 runs from 16 games.
On the IPL 2020 Purple Cap list, Rashid Khan jumped up 3 places and broke into the top 5 after returning impressive figures of 1 for 26 from 4 overs tonight.
The SRH leggie finished the season with 20 wickets at a remarkable economy of 5.37.
Anrich Nortje dropped down to 7th position in the bowling charts after going wicketless tonight.
T Natarajan too failed to pick up a wicket but remained 10th on the IPL 2020 Purple Cap list with a tally of 16 wickets from as many matches.
The focus will now shift to the IPL 2020 final on Tuesday as the Mumbai Indians take on the Delhi Capitals in Dubai.
Marcus Stoinis inspires DC to the IPL 2020 final .
DC will meet defending champions Mumbai Indians in the summit clash in Dubai on Tuesday (November 10).
But once Stoinis (38 off 27) was bowled by Rashid Khan (1 for 26), runs dried up for a brief period.
Iyer (21 off 20) struggled to time the ball before eventually perishing with DC on 126 for 2 after 14 overs.
Shikhar Dhawan, however, continued in his merry way as he brought up his 4th IPL 2020 fifty and also crossed 600 runs in an IPL season for the first time in his career.
Dhawan (78 off 50) and Shimron Hetmyer (42 not out off 22) put together 52 runs off just 27 balls to propel DC to 189 for 3.
In reply, SRH were jolted early as skipper David Warner (2 off 3) was bowled by Kagiso Rabada in the 2nd over.
Even though the latter got out for a measly 15-ball 11, Williamson (67 off 45) and Abdul Samad (33 off 16) kept SRH in the contest by putting together 57 runs off just 31 balls.
But once Stoinis (3 for 26) accounted for Williamson, the target seemed more difficult to overhaul.