IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians will not be able to go to playoffs even after winning the match, RCB can eat this spot

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians

The excitement of IPL 2023 is at its peak. All teams have played their 13 games so far. That means now everyone has one match left. But only one team qualified for the IPL playoffs. Other than Gujarat Titans, no team was able to get the ticket to the playoffs. On the other hand, after Friday’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the matter has become even more stuck. RCB’s victory has doubled the tension of other teams. At the same time, the danger of missing out on the playoffs also looms over the Mumbai Indians.

RCB can eat instead of Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians team made a strong comeback in this year’s IPL after a poor start. But now he’s again in danger of being out of the playoff race. Let’s understand how the RCB team has become a threat to them. Currently, the RCB team is fourth in the points table with 14 points in 13 games. At the same time, the Mumbai team is also in the same position, but due to the low run rate, their team dropped to number five.

RCB defeated Mumbai by winning the match against Sunrisers. From here, even if the Mumbai Indians win their next game, your team may still be out of the playoff race. Actually, the run rate of RCB is very good at the moment. If Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants win their last match. At the same time, the RCB team will play the last game of the league phase. In such a situation, even if Mumbai corrects the net run rate in their last match, RCB will know by what margin they have to win their last match. If this happens, RCB will qualify for the playoffs and Mumbai will be out.

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This is how the RCB vs SRH match was

In the match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad, RCB won the toss and decided to bowl. Batting first, the Sunrisers team scored 186 runs losing 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. During this, Heinrich Klaasen played an innings of 104 runs off 51 balls. RCB had a huge target in the second inning of the match. But from the start Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis dominated the match and RCB scored 187 runs, lost 2 wickets in 19.2 overs and won the match by 8 wickets. During this, Virat Kohli also marked a century. Virat scored 100 runs off 63 balls. He was also voted Man of the Match for his innings.

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