PL 2019 Orange Cap: Nitish Rana overtakes Rishabh Pant as top run scorer during KKR vs KXIP match – Nitish Rana scored his second half-century in as many matches as he overtook Rishabh Pant as the highest run-scorer in the IPL 2019 so far. Rana, who enjoyed a supreme 68-run innings in Kolkata Knight Riders’ season-opening game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, scored 63 in the second match against Kings XI Punjab.
He now has 131 runs in two matches overtaking Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant (103 runs in 2 matches) in the race for the Orange Cap. Pant scored 25 runs against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday after a brilliant 78 not out against Mumbai Indians in his first match of IPL 2019.
Robin Uthappa, who remained not out 67 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab, is now number three in the list with 102 runs.
Kings XI Punjab’s Chris Gayle scored 20 runs in the match and 99 runs in IPL 2019 so far. He was followed in the list by Andre Russell. who played another fiery inning of 48 to add to his 49 not out from the first match, with 97.