Chennai Super Kings did a favour to their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on Thursday when their win in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai meant MI grew to become the primary group to qualify for play-offs in IPL 2020.
The scenario grew to become attainable after KKR’s six-wicket loss on the night time meant, they will not have the option to attain 16-point haul this season with 12 factors in 13 video games. At the second, solely table-toppers Mumbai Indians have 16 factors of their kitty with 2 of their 14 matches left whereas solely three groups other than them are able to matching them on factors desk or transcend them.
The different three groups able to doing which can be Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals (14 factors in 12 video games every) and Kings XI Punjab (12 factors in 12 video games).
However, Mi nonetheless will look to win at the least one in all their remaining two video games because the race for the highest two spot or qualifier 1 stays vast open with RCB and DC two factors aside in the intervening time.
The defeat for KKR did extra favour to KXIP as now they’ve some respiration area with an additional match in hand in contrast to the Kolkata outfit.
This additionally will make sixth- and seventh-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals (each have 10 factors from 12 video games) hopeful because the duo will now look to win their remaining two matches to have a haul of 14 factors and hope that KKR and KXIP slip-up of their remaining video games.
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