In the 52nd match of IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (SRH vs RCB) by 5 wickets. The great thing is that Hyderabad achieved the target of 121 runs from Bangalore in 14.1 overs, which has increased their hopes of reaching the playoffs. If Kohli’s army had won this match, it would have entered the playoffs directly, but after the defeat against Hyderabad, now it will have to win its last match. Let us tell you what they need to do if Bangalore and Hyderabad are to reach the playoffs? What is the playoff equation?
Sunrisers Hyderabad have beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore by a big margin and have achieved their net runner-up best. Hyderabad have 12 points from 13 matches and have a net run-score of +0.555. Sunrisers Hyderabad will now have to win their next match to qualify for the playoffs. The problem is that Hyderabad’s next match is table-topper Mumbai Indians, who have already reached the qualifiers. If Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Mumbai Indians, then they will get 14 points and they will qualify for the playoffs directly, because their net runrate is amazing.
Now let us tell you what will the Royal Challengers Bangalore have to do to reach the playoffs? Bangalore have scored 14 points in 13 matches and after a big defeat against Hyderabad, their net runrate has been -0.145. Now this team will have to defeat the Delhi Capitals in the next match to go to the playoffs. Some similar situation is also with Delhi. Meaning Delhi and Bangalore have now become a quarter-final match. Although both these teams have a chance to reach the playoffs despite the defeat, but all of that will depend on net runrate. In such a situation, both Delhi and Bangalore teams would like to win and make a place in the playoffs.