Virat Kohli scores a century to win RCB (PC: iplt20)
New Delhi.On the basis of Virat Kohli’s century, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the 65th match of IPL 2023. After this victory of Bangalore, the trouble of MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir has increased. Actually Gujarat Titans have already reached the playoffs. For the remaining 3 places, there is a fierce competition between Chennai Super Kings, Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. There is a ruckus for the 3rd place.
In the point table, Chennai is on second place with 15 points and Lucknow is on third place with the same number of points. Bangalore has reached fourth place with 14 points. All the teams now have to play one more match each. Their last league match is very important for Chennai, Lucknow and Bangalore, because all three teams will win their last league match and enter the playoffs. No one will be able to stop their way, but a defeat can also make them out of the tournament.
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Tough challenge before Bangalore
Chennai has to play its next match against Delhi Capitals, who have already been eliminated from the tournament, Lucknow against Kolkata, Mumbai against Hyderabad and Bangalore against number one team Gujarat. There is an easy challenge in front of Chennai and Lucknow. In such a situation, their place in the playoffs is considered to be fixed, but if they suffer an upset and on the other hand, Bangalore and Mumbai win their respective matches, then both will reach the top 4 with 16-16 points.
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Sword hanging over Lucknow too
At the same time, Chennai will slip to fourth place with 15 points. That is, apart from Gujarat, Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai can reach and Lucknow can be out with 15 points, because Chennai has a better net run rate than that. However, the possibility of such a big reversal is less. The real battle for top 4 is going on between Bangalore and Mumbai. Both have 14-14 marks. A victory in Bangalore has increased the headache of Dhoni and Gambhir. Gambhir is a mentor from Lucknow.
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Race in Bangalore and Mumbai
Although Bangalore’s run rate is much better, but the next challenge in front of Kohli-adorned Bangalore is Gujarat, which is not going to be easy for him at all. On the other hand, Hyderabad has an easy challenge in front of Mumbai. If Bangalore loses its last league match and Mumbai wins its last match, then with 16 points it will reach the playoffs and Bangalore’s journey will end.
Rajasthan is also in competition
The hope of Rajasthan is also not completely over. However, his work will not be done only by winning. He needs a big win to improve the run rate. Along with this, he will have to pray for the defeat of Bangalore and Mumbai. In total, the battle for top 4 is going on among 6 teams. That is, these 3 days are going to prove to be very big for these 6 teams.