Mahendra Singh Dhoni side Chennai Super Kings once again qualify for playoffs in IPL after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in yesterday match no 44 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. So, Chennai Super Kings officially becomes the first team in IPL 2021 to qualify for playoffs. CSK qualify after MS Dhoni finishes the game in his style by hitting six in the last over of Siddharth Kaul. Now CSK is leading the points table with 18 points from their 11 matches in IPL 2021. And they have three games remaining in their hand to finish the League round.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad officially becomes the first side to out from the IPL 2021 playoffs race. It happens after they got defeated by Chennai Super Kings at yesterday match. Kane Williamson side Sunrisers Hyderabad look very unstable and out of form this season so, as the result, they are the first team out of 8 teams to got out. Therefore, SRH has only 4 points from their 11 matches. And they have three games remaining in their hands to finish the league round.
CSK vs SRH
After winning the toss CSK decided to bowl first. So, after opening the innings of the match no 44th SRH again struggle with their poor batting performance. Therefore, they repeatedly finish the match with a low scoring run. As they only avail put 135 runs on the scoreboard. Wriddhiman Saha only the SRH batsman took the pressure from one side to score runs for the team. However, the CSK bowler again did a brilliant job with their tight and disciplined bowling.
In chasing, CSK again begins their batting with another 50 plus partnership between their opening duo. After a good start and loss of their two opener wickets, CSK middle order got a little bit shaky. As SRH bowler Jason Holder push to the deep of the game by taking 3 important wickets. But their experience batsman Ambati Rayudu and Captain cool MS Dhoni. Both batsmen control the situation and took the team towards victory.
Points table scenario of IPL 2021
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The table topper CSK lead the table by 2 points more than Delhi Capitals. Even they also lead the Net Run Rate (NRR) by 0.440 points. So, Rishabh Pant side Delhi Capitals need to win their remaining matches with a huge margin to secure the top spot. Therefore, both the team CSK now need to look to finish at the top two spots to avoid the eliminator phase.
To do that they need to win 2 out of their 3 remaining matches. While the orange army is nearly going to finish their IPL 2021 campaign with the worst condition ever. The worst performance by SRH comes after 6 years as they finish the league in the sixth position in the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
Team’s like Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are near to secure their place for playoffs. While the other teams like KKR, MI, PKBS and RR are in the race to find their spot in 4th place. So, the team KKR and RCB are in the toughest fight for the spot as both the team’s are at equal points 10 from their 11 matches.