IPL 2024: Qualification scenarios for Chennai Super Kings after win over Rajasthan Royals

May 13, 2024

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In the 62nd fixture of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged triumphant over the Rajasthan Royals (RR), securing a 5-wicket victory at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Simarjeet Singh‘s match-winning performance, where he claimed 4 crucial wickets during his spell, played a pivotal role in CSK’s success, keeping their playoff aspirations alive.

Chennai Super Kings claims third position in the points table

In a match characterised by low scoring, the Royals chose to bat first, but their performance fell short as they managed to accumulate only 141/5. Riyan Parag was the top scorer with 47 runs off 35 balls, while no other batsman could surpass the 30-run mark for RR.

Nevertheless, CSK mounted a successful chase, led by Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad‘s steady innings of 42 runs off 41 balls. This victory propelled CSK from the 4th to the 3rd position on the IPL 2024 points table. With 14 points and a commendable net run rate of (+0.528), they now occupy a stronger position in the standings.

Playoffs scenarios for CSK

CSK’s advancement to the playoffs hinges not solely on their own performance but also on the results of matches involving fellow hopefuls. They stand to gain from defeats suffered by teams in close proximity on the points table. Furthermore, preserving a robust net run rate in their final match is crucial for CSK’s playoff ambitions, potentially tipping the scales in tiebreaker scenarios.

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Net Run-Rate plays a crucial role for CSK

If multiple teams end up with the same number of points, CSK will have to rely on their Net Run Rate (NRR) to secure a spot in the playoffs. Currently, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) also have 14 points, they pose a potential threat to the Super Kings’ playoff aspirations if they boast a superior NRR.

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CSK’s final showdown will be against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on May 18. Both teams are gunning for victory as they fiercely contend for a spot in the playoffs.

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