IPL 2024 Points Table: Rajasthan Royals blow out in last stage, qualify but losing streak continues

IPL 2024: Punjab Kings' Playoff Hopes Dashed
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Rajasthan Royals Secure Playoff Berth Despite Losing Streak

The 65th match of IPL 2024 was played between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings. In this match, Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets. Rajasthan Royals scored 144 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs and challenged 145 runs to win. Punjab Kings completed this challenge by losing 5 wickets in 18.5 overs. However, this match made no difference on the scoreboard. Rajasthan Royals have already confirmed their place in the playoffs.

IPL 2024: Punjab Kings’ Playoff Hopes Dashed

On the other hand, Punjab Kings’ challenge in the playoffs is over. So it has to be said that this match was only formal. This match will not have any impact on the teams participating in the playoff race. Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore are battling for the remaining two playoff spots. In such a situation, it will be interesting to see which two of these three teams make it to the playoffs

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IPL 2024: Intense Playoff Race Among Remaining Teams

IPL 2024: Intense Playoff Race Among Remaining Teams
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Kolkata Knight Riders are on top with 19 points in IPL 2024. Rajasthan Royals is in second place with 16 points. The last match of Rajasthan Royals is against the Kolkata Knight Riders. This match is being seen from the playoff point of view. Chennai Super Kings are in third place with 14 points and a +0.528 net run rate. Sunrisers Hyderabad are in fourth place with 14 points and a +0.406 net run rate. Hyderabad still has two matches left. Delhi Capitals have played 14 matches and are in fifth position with 14 points and a -0.377 net run rate. But playoff prospects are almost impossible. Royal Challengers Bangalore is in sixth position with 12 points and a +0.387 net run rate. RCB has a chance for playoffs. If you perform well against Chennai, you can get a chance in the top 4.

Lucknow Super Giants have one match left. If you win you will get 14 points. But the net run rate is -0.787. Therefore, it is very difficult to get a chance in the top 4. On the other hand, the challenge of Gujarat Titans, Punjab Kings, and Mumbai Indians has ended in the tournament.

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