IPL Points Table: Mumbai Indians have won six of their eight matches and are leading the table.© BCCI / IPL
Mumbai Indians sailed to victory in match 32 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 against Kolkata Knight Riders to top the points table. Mumbai Indians have 12 points from eight matches – the same as the Delhi Capitals in second place – but are ahead of the Shreyas Iyer-led side by superior net pace. Due to the defeat, Kolkata Knight Riders, who played their first game under new captain Eoin Morgan, took a beating on their net run rate, which may play a critical role as the tournament progresses.
KKR remains fourth, with four wins and four losses from their eight games. Since all teams have played eight, RCB is third, with 10 points between the two best teams and KKR.
SunRisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals all have six points each and will try to overtake KKR with a win in their next matches, with only RR having a worse NRR than the Kolkata-based franchise.
Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult each took a wicket and moved up to 12 for the season, playing behind Kagiso Rabada alongside Jofra Archer and Mohammed Shami in the race for the Purple Cap.
Rabada leads the pack comfortably, with 18 scalps in eight races.
Rahul Chahar took two wickets in two balls on Friday and moved up to nine scalps in the season. James Pattinson, who has 10 this year, was rested for the competition.
The race for the Oranje Cap saw little movement in Friday’s game. KL Rahul is currently leading the charts with 448 runs in the year, while his Kings XI Punjab opening partner Mayank Agarwal is behind him with 384 runs.
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