The Sunrisers Hyderabad sealed the remaining slot in the IPL playoffs with a 5 wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad on Sunday night.
Pleasing a crowd that braved a 3 hour rain delay, Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan turned in emphatic displays as the Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched a 24 run win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday night.
RCB are tied with Sunrisers Hyderabad on 18 points apiece. Though SRH have a game against Kolkata left their Net Run Rate is at very poor -0.031 to RCB's +0.457. A loss would bring that number down further and RCB could advance to the playoffs ahead on the basis of a better NRR.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
4 pm M Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore have their task for Saturday night cut for them, they must beat the Chennai Super Kings by a big margin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Adam Gilchrist and Azhar Mahmood combined to power Kings XI Punjab to a 7 wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday evening. The win prolonged Kings XI’s stay in the tournament, also keeping RCB’s hunt for a spot in the play-offs alive.