In the last and crucial match, Kolkata Knight Riders rose to the occasion by thrashing Rajasthan Royals. It registered an 86 run victory against RR. With this, KKR not only upped their total points to 14 in the IPL table but also almost concrete their position for playoffs by improving the NRR(net run rate).
This win has almost closed the playoffs hopes of the defending champions Mumbai Indians. In Today’s match, if SRH wins the toss and decides to bat first, then it’s official that Mumbai Indians are out of the IPL 2021 and no chance for qualifying if they are going to chase.
And if MI wins the toss and opts to bat first also, they’ve no chances to go to the playoffs. This miracle would happen only when Mumbai Indians beat SRH by a 170-run margin. So, MI can’t thrash SRH by such a huge margin. Since the beginning, MI has consistently done one thing; if it enters playoffs, almost never let down the IPL trophy. Otherwise, it didn’t enter the playoffs.
KKR has cemented its position for the playoffs.