Indian Premier League 2022: KKRs wicketkeeper Sheldon Jackson took a screamer behind the stumps to dismiss dangerous looking Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Sherfane Rutherford.
The ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 might be only 6 days old but the talent on display with the bat, ball as well as in the field is there for everyone to admire. Similar high standards were set by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the field in match 6 of IPL 2022. Defending a small total of 128 runs on the board, KKR fielders were up to the mark and provided some much-needed support through the athleticism in the field. One man who led from the front was wicket-keeper batter Sheldon Jackson.
After disappointing with the bat, Jackson roared back as he enjoyed a brilliant outing with the gloves. He ended up with three catches and a stumping. However, one catch that stood out was also, possibly the most important of them all.
Sherfane Rutherford, who had kept the RCB innings together in the run-chase, inside-edged a Tim Southee delivery which was caught in a spectacular fashion by Jackson, who had to dive the opposite way.
However, despite performing well in the field, KKR ended up on the wrong side of the result and suffered a narrow three-wicket defeat.
David Willey, Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed and Dinesh Karthik played some exceptionally gutsy innings to hold the run-chase together and take the game deep.
In the end, Karthik finished the game in fine fashion, hitting Andre Russell for a six followed by a boundary to complete the win.
The win put RCB sixth in the points table while KKR occupy the fifth position currently.
IPL 2022 Updated Points Table Update, Latest Orange Cap And Purple Cap Lists After RCB vs KKR Match 6
IPL 2022: RCB defeated KKR on Wednesday and are now sixth in the points table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) edged past Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Match 6 of the ongoing IPL 2022 season, winning by three wickets at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. Chasing a target of 129 runs, RCB managed to reach 132 for seven in 19.2 overs. Sherfane Rutherford top-scored for the side with a knock of 28 runs off 40 balls. Tim Southee was in good bowling form and took three wickets for KKR. Initially, KKR were bowled out for 128 in 18.5 overs, with Wanindu Hasaranga taking four wickets for RCB in four overs and conceding 20 runs.
IPL 2022 Points Table
RCB registered their first win of the season and have now registered two points from two games. Meanwhile, KKR crashed to their first defeat of the season after winning the opener on March 26.
After the game, Rajasthan Royals (RR) occupy pole position in the table, followed by Delhi Capitals (DC) in second, Punjab Kings (PBKS) in third and Gujarat Titans (GT) in fourth position. KKR are fifth in the table, followed by RCB in sixth and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in seventh place. Mumbai Indians (MI) are ninth in the standings, with SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) bottom in the 10-team table.
Orange Cap Race
Despite a knock of five runs off four balls against KKR, Faf du Plessis is leading in the Orange Cap race with 93 runs in two fixtures. Ishan Kishan is in second spot with 81 runs, followed by Aiden Markram (57) in third place. RR captain Sanju Samson occupies fourth spot with 55 runs, with Deepak Hooda (55 runs) in fifth place.
Purple Cap Race
Wanindu Hasaranga bagged four wickets on Wednesday and is on top of the Purple Cap race with five dismissals. He is followed by KKR’s Umesh Yadav, who has four wickets. Kuldeep Yadav is fourth with three scalps, followed by Dwayne Bravo (3).