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In the match against Delhi Capitals, RCB is in pressure to keep their run rate ahead of KKR to qualify for the playoff.
Qualification scenario in DC vs RCB match
- DC would need to score at least 134 runs if they lose today to keep their NRR ahead of KKR.
- RCB would need DC to bat at least 17.3 overs if they lose today to keep their NRR ahead of KKR.
To make this happen RCB needs to bowl and slow down the DC’s run rate per over. As expected RCB’s bowlers with an immense effort dragged DC to finish the match at the end of the 19th over.
This makes both the team to qualify for the IPL 2020 playoff. Though KKR and RCB have the same points RCB with high NRR bags the third position and confirmed their playoff entry.
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Virat Kohli felt happy on entering the playoff
At the post-match show, Kohli admitted that going into the decisive IPL game against Delhi Capitals (DC) the “mindset was a little bit tentative”.
“We are happy that we`ve qualified. The top two would`ve been really very nice. But I think we`ve played good enough cricket to earn a qualification spot. You could say just before the qualification, the mindset was a little bit tentative. We have a shot, an opportunity and that`s all we want as a team,” Kohli said after the game.
“I`m sure the guys will be excited about what`s ahead for us. We can be more brave with the bat in pockets. With the ball, we were decent, probably we could have a strong powerplay, which is our strength. If we implement those things, we`ll be at the right end of the result. It`s important to stay positive,” he said.
“There are going to be learning along the way, but we are glad that we are through. We`ll have to assess what`s happening. Hopefully, they`ll [Chris Morris] and [Navdeep Saini] be fine by the time we play our next game. And see how they go in the next few days,” said Kohli, looking ahead.
Watch Virat Kohli’s post-match show
IPL 2020 playoff qualified teams
Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore have been qualified for the playoff. While the fight for the fourth spot is still in heat. The last league match of the IPL 2020 has been scheduled to play between SRH and MI on 03/11/2020.
While MI secured the safest spot in IPL 2020 points table, it’s a must-win match for SRH to enter the playoff. With +555 NRR SRH can make it to the top third position in the points table by winning the match against MI.
KKR is in their last leg that too depend on the MI’s victory to make it to the Dream11 IPL 2020 playoff.