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IPL: Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Mumbai Indians to reach playoffs, KKR knocked out

Sports Lounge Staff




Sharjah: SunRisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) emphatic 10-wicket win over Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday helped them set up a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator on November 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Openers David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha took SRH to a third-place finish on the points table. Captain Warner (85 runs off 58 balls) and Saha’s (58 not out off 45) 151-run opening partnership helped their team chase down a target of 150 without losing a wicket.

MI scored 149 for eight wkts in 20 overs and SRH made 151 without loss in 17.1 overs.

Mumbai Indians (MI), meanwhile, face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 on November 5 at the Dubai International Stadium.

The winners of the MI-DC match will qualify for the final which is set to take place on November 10 at the Dubai International Stadium.

The losers of Qualifier 1 will face the winners of the Eliminator between SRH and RCB on November 8 in Abu Dhabi. The second finalists will be the winners of Qualifier 2.

Tuesday’s result meant that SRH overtook RCB to take the third place due to their superior net run rate. RCB going down to fourth pushed Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) out of the top four.

SRH, RCB and KKR are all level on 14 points, with the net run rate separating the three teams.

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