IPL 2024 Points Table: What Loss vs SRH Means For Virat Kohli’s RCB In Playoff Race



    IPL 2024 Points Table: RCB lost to SRH by 25 runs© AFP

    IPL 2024 Points Table:Royal Challengers Bengaluru slumped to their sixth loss in seven matches and as a result, the road to IPL 2024 playoffs got much tougher for the Faf Du Plessis-led side. RCB were outplayed completely by Sunrisers Hyderabad, who registered the highest team total in the history of the competition on Monday. Travis Head slammed a brilliant century to take SRH to a record 287/3 in 20 overs before Pat Cummins took three wickets to guide his team to victory. Following the loss, RCB remained last in the points table with just 2 points and a horrible NRR (Net Run Rate) of -1.185. That means RCB have no other choice but win all of their remaining matches in IPL 2024 and hope for other results to go their way if they want to qualify for the playoffs.

    On the other hand, SRH strengthened their spot in the Top 4 with 8 points.

    Rajasthan Royals remain at the top of the table with 10 points followed by Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings – two teams who also have 8 points but better NRR than SRH.

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    Travis Head’s destructive hundred fused splendidly with skipper Pat Cummins’ resolve as Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a well-crafted 25-run victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

    Head’s maiden T20 hundred (102, 41b, 9×4, 8×6) and Heinrich Klaasen‘s pillaging 67 (31b, 2×4, 7×6) drove Sunrisers to a record-breaking 287 for three, also going past their own 277/3 against Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad this March 27.

    The visiting bowlers led by Cummins (3/43) showed superb skill level on a barren pitch, something their counterparts lacked, to restrict RCB to 262 for seven. This IPL match also witnessed the highest cumulative runs scored –549 in any single T20 match.

    Skipper Faf du Plessis (62, 28b, 7×4, 4×6) and the super-improvising Dinesh Karthik (83, 35b, 5×4, 7×6) played fine hands but on the night they ended as mere footnotes.

    (With PTI inputs)

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