IPL Scoring Table: Faf du Plessis helped CSK defeat SRH and get to the top of the leaderboard.© BCCI / IPL

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won on Wednesday at Feroz Shah Kotla against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match 23 of the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. CSK won by seven wickets and also climbed to pole position in the league. Chennai had a goal of 172 runs and was 173 for three in 18.3 overs. Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis were in excellent shape, scoring 75 and 56 runs respectively. Du Plessis also climbed to first place in the Orange Cap race with his stroke that came from 38 balls. Previously, SRH had completed their innings at 171 for three of 20 overs. Lungi Ngidi was in good shape for CSK, taking two wickets in four overs and conceding 35 runs.

IPL 2021 points table

With the victory over SRH, CSK is at the top of the IPL 2021 points table with five wins and one loss. The team led by MS Dhoni registered 10 points. They are tied with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) but with a better net run rate. RCB is followed by Delhi Capitals (DC) in third place and Mumbai Indians (MI) in fourth place.

SRH is in last place in the table with eight teams. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are in fifth place, followed by Punjab Kings (PBKS) in sixth place and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in seventh place.

Orange Cap Race

CSK opening player Du Plessis jumped to the top of the Orange Cap race with 270 runs from six games. Shikhar Dhawan (265) is in second place, followed by KL Rahul (240), Glenn Maxwell (223) and Jonny Bairstow (218).

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Purple Cap Race

RCB’s Harbhal Patel still leads the Purple Cap race with 17 wickets from six games. He is followed by Avesh Khan (12) from DC. Rashid Khan, who has taken three wickets against CSK, is currently in third place with nine layoffs. Rahul Chahar (9) is in fourth place, followed by Chris Morris (9) in fifth place.

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