IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad of CSK and Yashasvi Jaiswal of RR after Match 47.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals (RR) kept their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 playoff hopes alive with a comfortable seven-wicket win over table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. After winning the toss, Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson decided to bowl first on Saturday. Ruturaj Gaikwad played a brilliant innings as he scored his maiden IPL century, scoring an unbeaten 101 as CSK posted a total of 189/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube both scored fifties as RR chased down the target with seven wickets and 15 balls to spare.
IPL 2021 Points Table
CSK are at the top of the table and have already qualified for the playoffs.
Delhi Capitals (DC) are at the second spot in the IPL 2021 points table, followed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Punjab Kings (PBKS) are currently ranked fifth, with RR at the sixth position.
Mumbai Indians (MI) are ranked seventh, with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the bottom.
orange cap race
With his knock against RR, Ruturaj Gaikwad has topped the Orange Cap race with 508 runs in 12 matches.
He is followed by KL Rahul with 489 runs and Sanju Samson in third place with 480 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan is fourth with 462 runs and Faf du Plessis (460) is in fifth place.
purple cap race
Harshal Patel is still in pole position in the race for the Purple Cap, and has picked up 26 wickets for RCB in 11 matches.
He is followed by Avesh Khan (21) in second place and Jasprit Bumrah (17) in third place.
Arshdeep Singh (16) is fourth, followed by Mohammed Shami (15).
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