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The first century by an individual in the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League was registered by Indian veteran Virat Kohli, however, his spectacular knock was overshadowed by Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler, who smashed the second century of the season on the same night. With the win against RCB on Saturday, RR overtook KKR to claim the top spot in the IPL 2024 standings.

In this article, we will look at the big updates around the IPL 2024 that took place on Saturday, April 6, but before that, let’s check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

Mumbai Indians will look to overturn their campaign when they host Delhi Capitals in the 20th match of the IPL 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday at 03:30 p.m. IST. In the  IPL 2024 standings, Hardik Pandya's MI are placed at the bottom with three losses in the first three games while Rishabh Pant-led DC are just above them with just one win in four matches.

Lucknow Super Giants vs Gujarat Titans

In the 21st match of the IPL 2024, KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants are scheduled to host Shubman Gill's Gujarat Titans at the Ekana Sports City in Lucknow on Sunday at 07:30 p.m. IST. LSG have managed the fourth spot in the IPL 2024 standings with two wins in three matches and hold a chance to move above CSK in the third spot with a win against GT. On the other hand, GT are placed seventh with two wins in four matches.

Major events around IPL that happened on April 6

Jos Buttler's batting brilliance powers Rajasthan to six-wicket win over Bengaluru

Rajasthan Royals registered their fourth-straight win of the IPL 2024 after defeating the Royal Challengers Bengaluru by six wickets. This victory ensured the Royals clinched their third game at home and jumped to the top of the table. RCB opener Virat Kohli smashed the first century of the season in the first innings of the RR clash, however, Buttler turned the jets on in the second innings and smashed a winning six to complete his century and win the game for his side.

Mitchell Marsh doubtful to play against Mumbai Indians

The Delhi Capitals Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly shared a major update on the availability of Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh for the game against Mumbai Indians. Ahead of the Mumbai Indians game, Sourav Ganguly confirmed, "Mitchell Marsh is injured," as per Sportstar. The former India captain also shared an update on the fitness of DC spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

Virat Kohli hands over Purple Cap to Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL 2024 clash

Indian cricketing greats Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal shared an amazing moment during the Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru as the former RCB captain presented his former IPL teammate with the Purple Cap. Playing at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Kohli scored a brilliant 113 in 72 balls as the Bengaluru-based franchise posted 183 in the first inning. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal once again emerged as the top performer with the ball for RR as he picked up two wickets in his four overs while giving away 34 runs.

Sourav Ganguly reacts to Hardik Pandya getting booed in IPL 2024

Delhi Capitals Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly spoke about the scrutiny faced by Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya since his appointment as the Mumbai Indians captain, replacing six-time IPL champion Rohit Sharma.  Speaking about Hardik Pandya in the press conference ahead of the MI vs DC game, Ganguly said, "The franchise has appointed him as captain. This is what happens in sports when you captain the country or a state..."

Yuvraj Singh sends strong message to BCCI selectors for Shivam Dube

Despite CSK's loss to SRH, it was all-rounder Shivam Dube, who once again hogged the limelight for his knock of 45 runs.  His knock of 24-ball 45 also got noticed by the former Indian cricketer and World Cup winner Yuvraj Singh. The 42-year-old backed Dube to be selected in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.