Delhi Capitals have reached the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in the match played on Friday. With this win of Punjab, Delhi Capitals has reached the playoffs. They are the second team after Chennai Super Kings to reach the playoffs. It was a do or die match for Punjab Kings. With this win, their chances of reaching the playoffs remain intact. After this win, Punjab Kings have reached the fifth position in the points table. KKR retained the fourth position despite the defeat. But this defeat has had an effect on his net run rate.
Chennai Super Kings is at the top of the point table. He has 18 points. Delhi Capitals are second in the points table with 16 points. At the same time, RBC is at number three in this list. After the victory of Punjab Kings, Mumbai Indians have slipped to number six. Rajasthan Royals has reached number seven. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is at the last position in the points table. SRH are out of the race for the playoffs. CSK had defeated him on Thursday.
Check here the latest point table of IPL 2021
|Team||match game||live||losers||Tie||no result||net runrate||Points|
|Chennai Super Kings||11||9||2||0||0||+1.002||18|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||11||7||4||0||0||-0.200||14|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||12||5||7||0||0||+0.302||10|
Talking about the match played on Friday, Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in a thrilling match. The target of 166 runs given by KKR was achieved by the Punjab team with three balls to spare. Captain KL Rahul played a brilliant innings of 67 runs for Punjab, while opener Mayank Agarwal contributed 40 runs. Young batsman Shahrukh Khan gave the team victory by hitting a six off Venkatesh’s ball. Earlier, batting first after losing the toss, Kolkata made a total of 165 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Venkatesh Iyer scored the highest 67 runs for the team.