After losing the match against Gujarat Titans in the last league match of IPL 2023, RCB have missed the chance to reach playoffs. On the other hand, due to the loss of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians now have a playoff entry. The Mumbai team has reached the playoffs for the tenth time in 16 seasons. With this match, the top-4 position in the points table has also become definitive. Gujarat Titans defeated RCB by 6 wickets in this match.
Gujarat Titans team will finish on top with 20 points. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings rank second with 17 points and Lucknow Super Giants also rank third with the same number of points. For their part, the Mumbai Indians, who reached the playoffs after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game and defeating RCB, occupy the fourth position with 16 points. CSK will now face Gujarat in Qualifier 1. And in the Eliminator, Lucknow will clash with Mumbai.
Gill and Shankar broke RCB’s dream
If we talk about this match, thanks to Virat Kohli’s brilliant century, RCB scored 197 runs in the first game. Chasing the target of 198 runs, the Gujarat Titans start was not special. Wriddhiman Saha came out after scoring 12 runs. Following this, Vijay Shankar (35 ball 53) and Shubman Gill (52 ball 104 not out) shared a 123-run partnership for the second wicket and took the match away from RCB. Until the end, Shubman stayed at one end and gave his side a resounding victory by 6 wickets in 19.1 overs.
full playoff schedule
- Qualifier 1 – CSK vs GT, Chepauk, May 23, 2023
- Eliminator – LSG vs MI Chepauk 24 May 2023
- Qualifier 2 – Eliminator Winner vs Qualifier 1 Loser, Ahmedabad, May 26, 2023
- Final – Winner of Qualifier 1 vs. Winner of Qualifier 2, Ahmedabad, May 28, 2023
(Note: All playoff matches will be played from 7:30pm Indian time only)