The Rajasthan Royals (RR) can only qualify for playoffs if they win by a good margin, plus the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wins. Sanju Samson’s side has defeated Punjab Kings to keep their playoff hopes alive. RR defeated PBKS in Dharamshala by four wickets on Friday, May 19.
RR’s opener Jos buttler recorded his fifth duck in the season while chasing. This is the most for a batsman. Yashasvi jaiswal, his opening partner, smashed his half-century. Devdutt Padikkal joined Jaiswal on the list of half-centuries, and Shimron Hismyer’s 46 also helped RR win by four wickets. Dhruv Juel, a youngster, also played a great match.
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It was RR and PBKS last match of the league season. RR’s playoff hopes are still alive, even though the Shikhar-Dhawan-led team has been eliminated from the tournament. They currently hold the fifth spot on the points table, with seven victories and seven losses from 14 matches.
Their qualification will now depend on the results of RCB’s and MI’s respective last league games. All three teams have currently 14 points.
PBKS finished eighth in the league on the points table.