Umesh Yadav was the new owner of the Purple Cap on Matchday 29 of IPL 2018 on Saturday. The Bangalore fast bowler took 2/15 against Chennai to join Delhi's Trent Boult on 13 wickets but a better economy rate and fewer matches took him to the top position in the bowlers' list.
The Orange Cap, however, stayed with Chennai's Ambati Rayudu who scored 32 against Virat Kohli's men to take his overall tally to 423 runs in 10 games.
Talking about the second match of the day, Hyderabad beat Delhi by seven wickets to register their seventh win in nine matches and go top of the 2018 IPL standings. On the other hand, Delhi, with their seventh defeat in 10 matches, were almost out of play-off contention.
Vijay Shankar dropped Yusuf Pathan on zero at a crucial stage, after which the power-hitter from Hyderabad scored 27 not out off 12 balls to dash Delhi's all hopes. Captain Kane Williamson held the SRH chase together with 32 not off 30 balls to help the team cross the line with one ball to spare.
Alex Hales, however, set the tone for the Hyderabad win with a 31-ball 44 and in one over bowled by Avesh Khan he hit four sixes to provide SRH with a big impetus in their chase at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Earlier in the day, Chennai returned to winning ways as they beat Bangalore by six wickets in Pune. Chasing a lowly 128 to win at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Chennai stuttered a little at 80/4 in the 13th over but captain MS Dhoni (31 not out off 22 balls) and Dwayne Bravo (14 not out off 17 balls) used their experience to good effect to keep the visitors at bay.
Chennai reached the target in 18 overs to get their seventh win in 10 games. RCB, on the other hand, suffered their sixth defeat in nine matches and jeopardized their play-off chances greatly.