IPL 2019 Playoffs Qualifiers: On Thursday, there was a match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now, Mumbai Indians has become the third team to qualify for the Indian Premier League 2019 playoffs. The match took a turn and reached to the super over. Mumbai Indians defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the super over eliminator at the Wankhede stadium that is the home ground of Mumbai Indians. IPL Live Streaming
- IPL 2019 table-toppers CSK take on MI in Qualifier 1 on May 7
- Delhi Capitals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator on May 8
- SRH reached the playoffs after KKR lose to MI by 9 wickets in Mumbai on Sunday
IPL 2019 Playoffs Line-up: DC vs CSK in Qualifier 2
CSK, DC and MI were the most consistent teams in the group stage and it was no surprise when they sealed the first 3 spots. It all came down to the last game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders to decide which of KKR or SRH would make it past the league stage.
After high drama and some riveting cricket, here is how the 2019 IPL playoff line-up looks like:
Qualifier 1: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians in Chennai on May 7
Eliminator: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad in Vizag on May 8
This season, only two super overs are played till now. First was played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders in April and the second super over was played last Thursday between MI and SRH.
Two batsmen, each from MI and SRH took the scores of the teams to the super over. Quinton de Kock from Mumbai Indians scored 69 runs off 58 balls while remaining not out. On the other hand, Manish Pandey from Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 71 runs off 47 balls while remaining not out.
Mumbai Indians qualifies for the playoffs
Both the teams had amazing bowlers that gave their utmost performance in the match. Khaleel Ahmad from SRH took 3 wickets for 42 runs. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah, Krunal and Hardik Pandya took 2 wickets each.
MI vs SRH: Super over
Batting (SRH) – Manish Pandey and Mohhamad Nabi
Bowling (MI) – Jasprit Bumrah
Ball 1: Manish Pandey run out for 1
Ball 2: Martin Guptil takes 1 run
Ball 3: Mohammad Nabi hits a six
Ball 4: Mohammad Nabi gets out
Batting (MI) – Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard
Bowling (SRH) – Rashid Khan
Ball 1: Hardik Pandya hits six
Ball 2: Hardik Pandya takes a run
Ball 3: 2 runs between the wicket and MI wins the match
Mumbai Indians has acquired the second spot in the IPL 2019 points table out of eight teams. MI has 16 points from 13 matches and has better Net Run Rate than DC.
With Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the race, let us analyse the most probable playoff scenarios for the 7 remaining teams in IPL 2019:
Chennai Super Kings
(13 matches: 18 points)
A win for CSK against Kings XI in Chandigarh will take them to 20 points and they will enter the qualifiers remaining at the top of the points table.
However, if they lose and MI beat KKR, then MI will, in all likelihood finish at the top (with a better NRR) and CSK at number 2.
If they lose badly to Kings XI and DC deliver a thrashing to RR and MI beat KKR then there is a probability of them finishing at number 3 (they will have the worst NRR amongst the three teams, all tied on 18 points) and playing the Eliminator.
(13 matches: 16 points)
MI have a home game remaining against KKR. A win will almost guarantee them a top-two finish. If they win and CSK loses to Kings XI, then MI will, in all likelihood, finish at the top (owing to a superior NRR).
(13 matches: 16 points)
If DC beat RR at home and MI loses to KKR then DC can finish in the top 2. They can also top the group in such a scenario if they beat RR by a huge margin and CSK receive a thrashing from Kings XI.
The more likely outcome though seems to be a number 3 finish – DC beat RR and MI beat KKR and CSK lose to Kings XI – a three-way tie all at 18 points and DC being edged out from the top two positions due to a poor NRR.
The spots for playoffs are not completely filled. There is one spot remaining for which four teams will compete with each other. RCB was knocked out so they would not be competing for the playoffs. There are more chances for Sunrisers Hyderabad to fill the vacant spot for the playoffs as it has good Net Run Rate. To qualify for the playoffs, Sunrisers Hyderabad needs to win their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.