IPL 2021 Points Table: MI or KKR is all set to be the fourth team to qualify

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After Sunrisers' victory over Bangalore, it's now confirmed that RCB will finish at the third position. Meanwhile, the battle is now between MI and KKR for the fourth and final spot remaining in the playoffs.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad confirms their 3rd victory in the IPL 2021 points table after successfully defeating RCB last night. However, they can not qualify for the playoffs as they are at the bottom of the IPL 2021 Points Table with just 6 points. However, Bangalore is still in 3rd place and they will finish on this spot as DC and CSK have confirmed the top two spots after Bangalore lost against Hyderabad. So, the battle is now for the fourth and final spot of the playoffs. Mumbai and Kolkata both the teams are the contenders as they are on the same points in the same matches. Meanwhile, the last two days of the group stage matches will be interesting to see who’s gonna make it to the playoffs in the last spot.

Toss Update from Abu Dhabi :

Toss between Virat and Kane | IPL 2021 Points Table | SportzPoint.com
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Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, RCB played with the same xi that they played in their previous match. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad also played with the same squad.

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First innings from Hyderabad :

Kane Williamson on his way against RCB | IPL 2021 Points Table | Sportzpoint.com
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Sunrisers Hyderabad played with a new opening combination as Abhishek Sharma came to open with Jason Roy. However, Abhishek soon got caught by Maxwell in George Garton’s delivery in the 2nd over. After that skipper, Kane Williamson came to bat at no 3 as he joins Jason Roy. Williamson played brilliantly as he scored valuable 31 runs in 29 deliveries including 4 boundaries. Roy and Williamson made a good partnership of 70 runs in 58 balls.

After that Priyam Garg came to bat at fourth place. Garg scored 15 runs in 11 balls before he got out by Daniel Christian in the 15th over. Meanwhile, in the same over Jason Roy got caught and bowled by Christian. Roy scored 44 runs in 38 balls including 5 fours. However, Bangalore’s trump card Yuzvendra Chahal came and picks up the wicket of Abdul Samad(1) in his last over. Wriddhiman Saha who came to bat at no 6 was gone for 10 runs in 8 balls as he got caught by De Villiers in Harshal Patel’s delivery.

However, Jason Holder(16) and Rashid Khan(7) finishes for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hyderabad finished their innings on 141-7 in 20 overs with Jason Roy the top scorer for SRH. Harshal Patel took 3 wickets and became the most wickets taker in an IPL season among Indians. Daniel Christian took 2 wickets as Garton and Chahal took 1 each.

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The Chase failiure from Bangalore :

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Coming to chase an average target of this ground, Virat Kohli started with a boundary in the first over of their run chase. But, Bhuvneshwar comebacks and got Kohli’s(5) wicket in the last delivery of the over. However, Devdutt Paddikal holds one end as Daniel Christian came again at no 3. But, he fails again as he got caught by skipper Williamson in the 4th over of RCB’s innings.

After that Srikar Bharat came to bat up the order before Maxwell. Meanwhile, Bharat made a 20 runs partnership with Devdutt Paddikal before he got out on 12. Glenn Maxwell came and started to charge on the Hyderabad bowlers as Paddikal was struggling on the other side. Paddikal and Maxwell made a 54 runs partnership before Maxwell got run out by Williamson when Paddikal calls for two in Rashid Khan’s over.

Bangalore was got in trouble when Maxwell got out. However, soon Paddikal went after scoring 41 runs with a low strike rate. Meanwhile, 27 runs were required in the last 18 balls with Shahbaz and AB at the crease. Shahbaz smashed back-to-back boundaries in Umran Malik’s 18th over. However, 18 runs were required in the last two overs as Holder came to bowl. Holder got Shahbaz’s wicket in the 5th bowl of his over. Shahbaz scored 14 runs in 9 balls.

Meanwhile, 13 runs were still needed in the last over for RCB to win the match. ABD smashed a Six over the bowler’s head when 12 runs were required in 3 balls. Although, he couldn’t finish for RCB this time. Hyderabad won the match by 4 runs with brilliant bowling from Bhuvi in the last over. Every Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler’s got 1 wicket each as young talent Umran Malik was the most economical bowler of the night.

IPL 2021 Points Table :

With Hyderabad’s victory against Bangalore, it’s now confirmed that RCB can’t finish at the top two. Moreover, it’s also confirmed that they will now finish at the third position in the IPL 2021 points table. DC, CSK, and RCB confirmed their spots for the playoffs. So, the battle is now among KKR and MI for the fourth and final spot remaining in the playoffs. Let’s see how the IPL 2021 points table standings after yesterday’s clash between Bangalore and Hyderabad.

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IPL 2021 Points Table after RCB Vs SRH :

TeamsPoints
DC(Q)20
CSK(Q)18
RCB(Q)16
KKR12
MI12
PBKS10
RR10
SRH6
IPL 2021 Points Table after RCB Vs SRH

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