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Do Mumbai Indians stand a chance for a playoff berth after Kolkata Knight Riders’ win?

The defeat in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad will proceed to sting Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai Tremendous Kings’ huge loss to Punjab Kings means Kohli’s facet would have had a sensible probability of ending within the top-two if that they had received previous SRH. As for the fourth place, Kolkata Knight Riders’ thrashing of Rajasthan Royals has made the equation inconceivable for Mumbai Indians.

Web-run fee to CSK’s rescue

Factors – 18, NRR – +0.45

Following a six-wicket defeat to the Kings, CSK completed their group league assignments on 18 factors and their web run-rate got here all the way down to +0.45. And but, MS Dhoni’s group is about for a top-two end and get a second chew on the cherry as a result of their run-rate is nigh-on untouchable by RCB. Delhi Capitals have already topped the desk with 20 factors and with a recreation in hand, and they’re going to characteristic in Qualifier 1 in opposition to, in all probability, CSK.

RCB’s prime two aspiration slips additional

Factors – 16, NRR – -0.15

A win in opposition to SRH would have taken Virat Kohli and firm to 18 factors and their destiny would have been in their very own fingers in that case. However the defeat noticed them keep rooted on 16 factors with a web run-rate of -0.15. To complete among the many prime two groups, they may now need to beat DC by greater than 113 runs. In case they’re chasing, and for instance if their goal is 142, to realize a constructive web run-rate, RCB should knock off the goal inside 16 overs. And nonetheless they’d be behind CSK’s web run-rate.

KKR breathe simple

Factors – 14, NRR – +0.58

Kolkata Knight Riders went into their recreation in opposition to Rajasthan Royals, figuring out {that a} win would all however take them to the highest 4. They gained by 86 runs to complete the group stage on 14 factors and a web run-rate of +0.58. Their win introduced down the curtain on Punjab Kings’ hopes.

Mumbai want enormous win

Factors – 12, NRR – -0.04

The defending champions theoretically are nonetheless in rivalry to make the Playoffs, for they can also attain 14 factors by beating SRH. However virtually, their season appears to be like performed and dusted. Mumbai Indians should beat SRH by 171 runs to get previous KKR’s web run-rate.

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