Gujarat Titans beat Rajasthan Royals in the 48th match of IPL 2023
Gujarat Titans on top in IPL 2023 points table, move towards playoffs
New Delhi. In the 48th match of IPL 2023, Gujarat Titans defeated Rajasthan Royals at their home i.e. Jaipur. Gujarat achieved the target of 119 runs for 1 wicket with 37 balls to spare. This is the 5th consecutive win outside the home of Gujarat Titans. With this victory, the reign of defending champions Gujarat Titans became stronger in the points table of IPL 2023. Gujarat now has 14 points from 10 matches. This was Gujarat’s 7th win of this season. Gujarat has lost 3 matches so far this season. With this victory, the run rate of Gujarat has also improved. Now the net run rate of Hardik Pandya’s team is 0.752.
With this victory, Gujarat Titans have moved closer to the playoffs. All 10 teams will play 14 matches and a total of 70 matches will be played in the league stage. In such a situation, 4 matches of Gujarat are left. In such a situation, if Gujarat is successful in winning 2 matches, then it will get 18 points and will reach the playoffs. In second place is Lucknow Super Giants. Lucknow has won 5 out of 10 matches, lost 4 and one match was washed away in the rain. He has 11 marks in his account.
Lucknow-Chennai also have a strong playoff claim
Lucknow also has a strong claim to the playoffs. At the same time, Chennai Super Kings also have 10 to 11 points. But CSA’s net run rate (0.329) is much lower than Lucknow Super Giants (0.639), so Lucknow is second in the points table.
3 teams will be happy with the defeat of Rajasthan
Rajasthan Royals must have suffered the loss of defeat against Gujarat Titans. One, 2 points have slipped from the hands of the team, secondly, the biggest defeat at home has also affected its net run rate. Rajasthan Royals now have 10 points in 10 matches with 5 wins and as many losses. The net run rate of Rajasthan is (0.448). Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings will be happy with Rajasthan’s defeat. All these teams have equal 10 points.
4 teams equal 10 points
RCB and Mumbai Indians have 10 points from 9-9 matches, while Punjab Kings have so many points after 10 matches. Now total 4 teams Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Punjab Kings have equal 10 points. Punjab (-0.472), Bangalore (-0.030) and Mumbai (0.373) all have negative net run rates. But, Bangalore’s position is better than the other two teams and all the teams have at least 4 matches left. In such a situation, teams can get maximum 8 points. That is, roughly 7 teams remain in the playoff race.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals are at 9th and 10th position in the points table. Both teams have 6-6 points in 9 matches. Both teams have 5 matches left. Looking at the recent performance, both the teams are less likely to win all the matches. Even if both the teams win 4 out of the remaining 5 matches, then there will be a maximum of 14 points. But this will prove to be insufficient for the playoff ticket.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 06, 2023, 05:30 PM