Mohammad Shami is the brand new chief in a desk dominated by MI

An impressive bowling effort by the Mumbai Indians (MI) helped them register their greatest victory – by way of runs – over the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after beating them by 48 runs in Match 13 of IPL 2020 on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

To defend 192 runs, all of the MI bowlers stepped as much as match the heroics of their batsmen within the first innings as KXIP may solely handle 143 for eight to lose for the third time in 4 matches. The win took MI to the highest of the IPL 2020 desk with two wins and the most effective NNR (web run-rate) within the league, whereas KXIP is languishing in sixth place.

The KL Rahul-led aspect stored dropping wickets at common intervals as all 5 MI bowlers have been amongst wickets. Within the course of, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar climbed as much as third on the IPL 2020 Purple Cap record with six wickets from 4 matches. He dismissed the in-form KL Rahul and the harmful Glenn Maxwell to return figures of two for 26 from 4 overs final night time.

Despite the fact that he was the most costly MI bowler in opposition to KXIP, he additionally bought a solitary wicket which suggests Trent Boult can be on six wickets from the 4 matches performed to date. Nevertheless, he occupies the fifth slot on the IPL 2020 wicket-takers record as a result of having a better bowling common.

IPL 2020 Purple Cap record

6 of the top 10 wicket-takers in IPL 2020 featured in last night
6 of the highest 10 wicket-takers in IPL 2020 featured in final night time’s KXIP vs MI conflict (Picture Credit: Sportskeeda)

The defending champions proceed to dominate the underside half of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap record as effectively. James Pattinson took his fifth IPL wicket as he picked up two wickets for 28 runs final night time and thus, climbed as much as eighth within the desk.

However the choose of the bowlers was as soon as once more Jasprit Bumrah. After having a torrid opening fixture in opposition to the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), Bumrah has bounced again in type to occupy the ninth place with 5 wickets underneath his belt. He returned figures of two for 18 from 4 overs and dismissed Mayank Agarwal, who scored a century in KXIP’s final match, and James Neesham.

The dropping workforce had one thing to smile about in addition to pacer Mohammad Shami grew to become the present holder of the IPL 2020 Purple Cap with eight wickets from 4 matches. Kagiso Rabada is second on the record having picked up a wicket much less.

Sheldon Cottrell, Shami’s new ball companion, is fourth within the desk with six wickets and has had a dream begin to his IPL profession. After getting smashed for 30 runs in an over by Rahul Tewatia within the earlier match, he was KXIP’s most economical bowler final night time with figures of 1 for 20 from 4 overs.

Contemplating the dominance of leg-spinners in IPL 2020, KXIP most likely missed a trick by omitting Murugan Ashwin from their beginning eleven. He has picked up 4 wickets from two matches to date and occupies the tenth place.

However a tightly-packed IPL 2020 Purple Cap record leaves the door open for additional adjustments tonight as CSK will tackle the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai. Whereas Rashid Khan, who was the Man of the Match in opposition to the Delhi Capitals (DC) on Tuesday, would goal to interrupt into the highest 3 of the IPL 2020 bowling charts, CSK’s Sam Curran gained’t be lagging behind both.

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