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IPL Playoffs: Exact Score RCB Need In Case Of 5-Over, 10-Over Match vs CSK

RCB must win against CSK to have a chance at securing the last available spot in the playoffs. Even if CSK loses, they could still qualify based on their Net Run Rate (NRR) advantage over RCB.
01:42 PM May 18, 2024 IST | Aniket Raj
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RCB vs CSK: The fate of the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) hinges on their upcoming match against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, as they strive to secure a spot in the playoffs. However, the threat of rain adds an element of uncertainty to their qualification prospects. RCB's victory margin must be substantial, and if rain shortens the match, the situation becomes even more complex. The length of the match will significantly affect their chances of qualifying.

RCB have excelled in the latter part of the season, securing five consecutive wins to position themselves strongly for a playoff berth. Results from other teams like Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants have also worked in RCB's favor in their pursuit. Now, their destiny is in their own hands, pending any potential rain delays that could jeopardize their chances.

If the match is a full 20-over contest, RCB would need to win by 18 runs or more if they score 200 runs batting first. In the case of a 5-over contest, RCB would need to restrict CSK to a maximum of 62 runs if they score 80 runs batting first.

In case of a reduced contest due to rain, the qualification scenario for RCB would change significantly based on the number of overs played

The washed-out contest between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Gujarat Titans (GT) clarified the playoff scenario for RCB. If GT had defeated SRH in that match, it would have created a situation where two playoff spots would have been open for contention. This would have increased RCB's chances of making it to the playoffs, depending on their performance in their own match against CSK.

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Now, RCB must win their match against CSK to have a chance at securing the last available spot in the playoffs. On the other hand, even if CSK loses, they still have a chance to qualify as long as their Net Run Rate (NRR) does not fall below RCB's NRR. This condition makes the upcoming match crucial for both teams, with RCB needing a win and CSK needing to avoid a significant loss to maintain their NRR advantage.

A loss against the Bengaluru side does not guarantee elimination for the Super Kings from the playoffs race. This is because the Net Run Rate (NRR) for the Ruturaj Gaikwad-led side is better than that of Faf du Plessis & Co. Therefore, even a narrow defeat against RCB would be sufficient to take CSK through to the playoffs.

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