IPL 2020 Points Table, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Latest Table Today: KXIP, KKR stay in hunt for playoffs with vital wins

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Chris Jordon and Arshdeep Singh starred with the ball as Kings XI Punjab defended a total of 126 to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs on Saturday.

With this win, KXIP now have 10 points and is placed at the fifth spot in the points table. On the other hand, SRH are in sixth place with 8 points.

Having asked to bat first, KXIP got off to a steady start as openers KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh put on 37 runs for the first wicket. After Mandeep's dismissal, Chris Gayle joined Rahul in the middle and the duo mixed caution with aggression to keep the scoreboard ticking for KXIP.

However, they both got out in quick succession after crossing halfway mark of the innings and from thereon KXIP failed to resurrect their innings as they were restricted to 126/7.

In reply, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow put on 52 runs inside the first six overs. But once the openers got out SRH started to struggle in the chase with most of the batsmen failing to find their rhythm. They lost seven wickets in the last four overs and five in the final two to lose the match.

Earlier in the day, Varun Chakravarthy starred with a five-for as Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Capitals by 59 runs in Abu Dhabi. KKR still occupy the fourth position on the points table, but the win has given them a lead of four points over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals €" who have eight points apiece.

After being asked to bat, KKR posted a massive total of 194/6 on the board, thanks to Nitish Rana (81 off 53 balls) and Sunil Narine (64 off 32 balls).

In reply, DC crumbled in the chase and could only manage 135/9 from their quota of 20 overs. Barring Shreyas Iyer (47 off 38 balls) and Rishabh Pant (27 off 33 balls), DC's batting line up failed to make any sort of impact. The chief architect behind DC's downfall was Chakravarthy, who finished with outstanding figures of 4-0-20-5.

A win here would have guaranteed DC a spot in the playoffs. Still, they are on the second position with 14 points. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, first and third on the points table respectively, also have as many points as DC.

Here's the IPL 2020 points table in detail:

Position

Team

Matches

Won

Lost

NR

Net RR

Points

1

MI

10

7

3

0

+1.448

14

2

DC

11

7

4

0

+0.434

14

3

RCB

10

7

3

0

+0.182

14

4

KKR

11

6

5

0

-0.476

12

5

KXIP

11

5

6

0

-0.103

10

6

SRH

11

4

7

0

+0.029

8

7

RR

11

4

7

0

-0.620

8

8

CSK

11

3

8

0

-0.733

6

Here's a look at the current Orange and Purple Cap holders in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League:

Orange Cap: KL Rahul (KXIP), 540 runs

Purple Cap: Kagiso Rabada (DC), 23 wickets

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