Rajasthan Royals suffered a 112-run defeat against RCB
One defeat made Rajasthan Royals’ path to the playoffs extremely difficult.
New Delhi. The league stage of IPL 2023 has now come to the last stage. With every match, the picture of the playoffs is getting clearer. The team, which seemed to be a failure in the first leg, is now standing on the threshold of the playoffs and the one whose ticket is looking confirmed, is in danger of being eliminated. We are talking about Rajasthan Royals. 4 days ago, Rajasthan registered a 9-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. The target of 150 runs was achieved with 41 balls remaining. That too by losing just 1 wicket.
After this emphatic victory over KKR, Rajasthan Royals had 12 points in 12 matches. Also, in terms of net runrate, the team was second in the points table. This was Rajasthan’s first win after losing the last three matches. With this, his playoff hopes were strengthened. But, within 3 days the situation turned. But, what happened with Rajasthan Royals at their home i.e. Jaipur on May 14 (Sunday) forced them to think that the team which won the previous match by 9 wickets, how could it get bundled out for 59 runs in the next match. And lost the match by 112 runs.
One defeat made the way of Rajasthan difficult
This one defeat almost ended the hopes of the playoffs of Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan not only lost this match, but also hit its own feet. Not only did they lose 2 points due to this defeat, but Rajasthan’s net run rate also fell to 0.140 and the team came in sixth place in the points table. After the victory, Bangalore has also got 12 points equal to it. But, RCB’s run rate (0.166) has become better than Rajasthan.
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Will have to depend on the results of RCB-Lucknow
The road to the playoffs is now difficult for Rajasthan. She has one match left and by winning, Rajasthan can reach maximum 15 points. He has to play the last match with Punjab Kings. While RCB and Lucknow Super Giants have 2-2 matches left in the points table from Rajasthan. Both these teams also have 12-12 points. If both the teams win both their matches, then they will have 16-16 points.
In such a situation, Rajasthan will reach only 14 points even after winning the last match and its game will be over. RCB has to play its last two matches with Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Titans. While Lucknow has to face Mumbai Indians and KKR.
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Tags: IPL 2023, Rajasthan Royals, RCB vs RR, Sanju Samson
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 15, 2023, 07:24 IST