IPL 2024: Qualifiaction scenarios for Sunrisers Hyderabad to secure the 2nd spot in the points table

May 16, 2024

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In a pivotal showdown during Match 57 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) clinched victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday, May 8th, securing their spot in the playoffs.

KL Rahul, leading LSG, chose to bat first, placing SRH in a defensive stance. LSG notched a total of 165/4 in 20 overs, courtesy of Ayush Badoni‘s impressive half-century, scoring 55 runs off 30 balls, and Nicholas Pooran‘s aggressive batting, adding 48 runs off 26 balls. However, LSG’s hopes were dashed as their bowling unit failed to contain SRH’s batters, particularly Travis Head, who scored 89 runs, and Abhishek Sharma, who contributed 75 runs. Their unbeaten partnership of 167 runs in just 9.4 overs propelled SRH to a comfortable ten-wicket victory, solidifying their chances of making it to secure the 2nd spot.

Current standings in IPL 2024 points table

SRH occupy a crucial position, firmly seated at the 4th position on the points table in the ongoing IPL 2024, having completed 12 matches. With a tally of 14 points, they have delivered admirable performances but understand the importance of sustaining their momentum to cement their ambitions of clinching a 2nd place in the points table. Their net run rate (NRR) stands at +0.406, underscoring the fierce competition they have encountered so far. As the league progresses, SRH aim to bolster their standing, leveraging every upcoming match to garner vital points and bolster their prospects.

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Various scenarios for SRH

SRH are poised for intense competition with just two crucial matches left in the IPL league stage. Their upcoming schedule features clashes against the Gujarat Titans (GT) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS), both to be held at SRH’s home ground.

If SRH can secure victories in both of their remaining matches by a significant margin, they will accumulate a total of 18 points. Additionally, their 2nd position in the standings depends on RR’s defeat in their final match. Should RR win their match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), SRH’s chances of reaching the 2nd spot will solely rely on the NRR. At present, SRH holds a better run rate than RR and they focused on winning all matches to maintain this advantage.

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