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IPL 2024 Orange Cap: RCB’s Virat Kohli 1st, CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad 2nd and SRH’s Travis Head 3rd after match 57 |  Cricket news

IPL 2024 Orange Cap: RCB’s Virat Kohli 1st, CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad 2nd and SRH’s Travis Head 3rd after match 57 | Cricket news

NEW DELHI: Sunrisers Hyderabad put on a stunning display of power-hitting as their openers, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, dismantled the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) bowling attack to register a resounding ten-wicket win in the IPL clash against Rajiv Gandhi from Hyderabad International Stadium.

SRH, currently placed third in the IPL 2024 points table with seven wins, five losses and 14 points, showed their dominance against LSG, who occupy the sixth spot with six wins, six losses and 12 points.

In the chase of 166 runs, Abhishek’s strike in the second over where he plundered four consecutive boundaries off Yash Thakur set the tone for the chase.

Travis Head powered his way to a half-century in just 16 balls, showcasing his prowess with five fours and five sixes, while Abhishek continued the attack, adding fuel to the fire with two fours and two sixes in the final over of powerplay , propelling SRH to 107/0 at the end of six overs. SRH reached the 100-run mark in just 5.4 overs.

Abhishek joined the club of fifty in style, reaching his second half-century in the tournament off just 19 balls, adorned with six fours and four sixes. SRH raced to 150 runs in 8.2 overs.

The duo closed out the chase emphatically, reaching 167/0 in just 9.4 overs. Travis Head’s unbeaten 89 off 30 balls, with eight fours and eight sixes, and Abhishek Sharma’s unbeaten 75 off 28 balls, studded with eight fours and six sixes, highlighted SRH’s dominant performance with the bat.

IPL 2024 Orange Cap:
Virat Kohli showcased his aggressive batting skills against GT and smashed a whopping 42 runs. Despite earlier criticism of his strike rate, Kohli silenced his opponents by sending four sixes at a quick pace of 155.56. This stellar performance helped him regain the IPL 2024 Orange Cap for a total of 542 runs. Meanwhile, CSK’s captain Ruturaj Gaikwad showed his class with a bouncy 32 off 21 balls against PBKS, further cementing his position in the orange cap race with a total of 541 runs, trailing Kohli by just one point.

In the 57th match, Travis Head unleashed his attacking game, beating Krishnappa Gowtham with three sixes and a four for 22 runs. He then continued his attack on Ravi Bishnoi and Naveen-ul-Haq. Head reached his half-century in just sixteen balls, fueled by five fours and five sixes. His unbeaten 89 runs off 30 balls, including eight fours and eight sixes, took him to third place in the IPL 2024 orange cap race with 533 runs.

Rajasthan’s skipper Sanju Samson led his team’s batting in the match against Delhi Capitals, scoring an impressive 86 runs off 46 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes, at a strike rate of 186.96. This innings took him to the fourth position in the IPL 2024 orange cap race.

In the 54th match, Sunil Narine lit up the stage with a breathtaking performance, scoring 81 runs off just 39 deliveries. Narine’s explosive knock catapulted him to the fifth position in the IPL 2024 orange cap race, with a total of 461 runs, adorned with six boundaries and seven maximums.

(Input from agencies)