IPL Playoffs race, qualification scenario: How can RCB or MI qualify after RR elimination


Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings and finally Lucknow Super Giants after its thrilling one-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday, have managed to cut themselves loose off the mid-table clutter in the Indian Premier League.

Meanwhile, with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals and KKR all out of the race now, only two teams have a chance to fight it out for the last of the top-4 spots.

Sportstar takes a look at what is required of each of the teams—Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore — to make it to the next round.

MI qualifies if…

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    RCB loses against GT. The scenario now looks highly likely with most areas of Bengaluru being hit by severe hailstorms and rain.

RCB qualifies if…

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    It wins the match against GT. It will also qualify if it suffers a defeat by less than six runs if GT scores 180 or if GT takes more than 19.3 overs to chase the same.

*After MI’s win over SRH, RR has been eliminated from IPL 2023.

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