Sanju Samson closes in on Orange Cap leader Virat Kohli after LSG vs RR clash

IPL 2024 Orange Cap

In the latest IPL 2024 update following the thrilling clash between Lucknow Super Giants and Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson has solidified his position in the race for the Orange Cap. His scintillating unbeaten 71-run blitz off just 33 balls propelled him closer to Virat Kohli’s leading tally, now standing at an impressive 385 runs. Meanwhile, KL Rahul’s resilient 78-run knock for LSG, although in a losing effort, has placed him hot on Samson’s heels with 378 runs to his credit.

Adding to the Orange Cap drama, Rishabh Pant showcased his prowess with the bat in Delhi Capitals’ clash against Mumbai Indians, accruing 31 runs and ascending to the fourth spot with 371 runs in total. In a surprising twist, Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders finds himself in fifth place with 357 runs from eight matches.

Amidst the captivating battles on the field, Tilak Varma’s explosive half-century for Mumbai Indians during their chase against Delhi Capitals propelled him to seventh place in the Orange Cap race, boasting 336 runs from nine innings.

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As the excitement continues to escalate, all eyes are now on Sunday’s double-header. Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bengaluru is set to face off against the Gujarat Titans, providing Kohli with another opportunity to widen his lead. On the other hand, GT captain Shubman Gill is eager to reassert himself in the top ten, having amassed 304 runs in nine innings.

In the evening showdown, the Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with the formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by the explosive Travis Head, currently occupying the tenth spot with 325 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 212.41. Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK’s leading run-scorer, stands sixth in the Orange Cap rankings, having amassed 349 runs in eight matches.

With the race for the Orange Cap heating up and teams battling fiercely for playoff berths, the IPL 2024 season continues to deliver exhilarating cricketing action.

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