IPL 2021 Points Table: Delhi Claim No.1 Spot After Win Over Punjab; Dhawan Swells Lead in Orange Cap Tally

IPL 2021 Points Table Today Latest, PBKS vs DC 2021 Prediction: Delhi Capitals openers Shikhar Dhawan – 69 not out – and Prithvi Shaw – 39 runs – starred with the bat as their side registered a clinical seven-wicket win over Punjab Kings in the match no. 29 of IPL 2021 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on Sunday. This was Delhi’s sixth win in eight matches they had played this season so far. Courtesy of the victory, Delhi have climbed to the numero uno spot in the IPL 2021 points table with an impressive net run rate of +0.547. DC now have 12 points overall. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings, who lost the match against Delhi, are lying at the sixth position with three wins and five losses in eight matches of IPL 2021. Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the third slot with five wins in seven games – 10 points at a net run rate of -0.171. Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings hold the second position in the IPL 2021 points table with five wins in seven matches and a net run rate of +1.263. Defending champions, Mumbai Indians hold the fourth position – four wins and three losses out of seven matches they played this season. Also Read – IPL 2021 Today Match Report, PBKS vs DC Scorecard: Shikhar Dhawan Stars in Delhi Capitals’ Dominant Seven-Wicket Win Over Punjab Kings

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Talking about the match 29 of IPL 2021 – Dhawan’s delightful 69 dwarfed Mayank Agarwal’s unbeaten 99 as Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets on Sunday. Mayank, leading the side in the absence of regular skipper KL Rahul, used the straight bat effectively in his lone hand to take Punjab Kings to 166 for six. Delhi Capitals hardly broke a sweat in the run chase, cantering to victory in 17.4 overs, their sixth win in eight matches. For Punjab Kings, it was their fifth loss in eight games, summing up their inconsistent run so far. The destructive opening duo of Prithvi Shaw – 39 off 22 balls – and Dhawan – 69 not out off 47 balls – gave another flying start to Delhi who raced to 63 for no loss in six overs. Both struck delightful drives and punches on the off-side. Also Read – MATCH HIGHLIGHTS PBKS vs DC IPL 2021, Today Match Scorecard: Dhawan, Rabada Star as Delhi Capitals Beat Punjab Kings by 7 Wickets

IPL 2021 Points Table Latest After PBKS vs DC Match 29

IPL 2021 Points Table Today Latest After PBKS vs DC Match 29 at Narendra Modi Stadium_Screenshot

Orange Cap Holder

Delhi Capitals experienced opener Shikhar Dhawan continues to hold the number one spot in the IPL 2021 Orange Cap list – most runs in the tournament. Dhawan, who scored 69 not out off 47 balls, played second fiddle to Prithvi Shaw as the duo shared a 63-run stand for the first wicket. The stylish left-hander has scored 380 runs in 8 matches at an impressive average of 54.28 and strike-rate of 134.27. Shaw, who played an attacking knock of 39 off 22 balls, is at the fourth position in the Orange Cap tally. The Mumbaikar has taken his overall tally to 308 runs in 8 games which includes three half-centuries. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings captain – KL Rahul, who missed Sunday’s game due to acute appendicitis, continues to hold the second position with 331 runs in seven matches. Chennai Super Kings opener Faf du Plessis is at the third slot with 320 runs in seven games at an impressive average of 64.00. Rajasthan Royals captain opener Sanju Samson – 277 runs in seven games at an average of 46.16 – rounds off the top-5 in IPL 2021 Orange Cap tally. Also Read – IPL 2021: Saba Karim Joins Delhi Capitals as Head of Talent Search

Purple Cap Holder

Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Harshal Patel – 17 wickets in seven matches – maintains his domination in the IPL 2021 Purple Cap tally – most wickets in the tournament. Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan, who finished with figures of 1/39 against Punjab Kings on Sunday, claimed the second position in the list. Avesh has 14 scalps under his belt in eight matches at an average of 16.50. Rajasthan Royals’ new recruit Chris Morris, who picked up 3/29 for his side against SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday – holds the third position with 14 wickets in seven matches. Mumbai’s young spinner – Rahul Chahar is at the fourth slot in the Purple Cap list with 11 wickets in seven matches. SunRisers Hyderabad ace spinner Rashid Khan – 10 wickets in seven games – holds the fifth spot respectively in IPL 2021 Purple Cap list.

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